On the night of May 19, a Mahadalit colony in Majhwa village under Baisi police station of Bihar’s Purnea district was set on fire by a Muslim mob. Over a dozen Mahadalit houses were reduced to ashes in the horrific incident, after more than 200 Muslims from nearby villages, armed with weapons, surrounded the colony and set it on fire. About 60 families of Mahadalits reside in the area. The mob brutally attacked the Dalits, who tried to stop them from carrying out the destruction. The Muslim mob dragged them out of their houses and brutally assaulted them with sharp weapons. An elderly retired watchman, Mewalal Rai (70), was brutally killed in the attack. The rampaging mob mercilessly assaulted pregnant lady Laxmi Devi. She sustained critical injuries on her head but managed to flee the spot. The area where this horrific incident occurred falls in Baisi Assembly constituency. The Baisi MLA is Syed Ruknuddin Ahmed from Asaduddin Owaisi- led All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM). The Muslim party won 5 seats in the Bihar Assembly elections last year, all of them from the Seemanchal area 3-Year-Old Child Missing According to a local, a 3-year-old boy Diwana Rai, son of one Pratap Rai, is missing after the incident happened. It is expected that the mob has killed the child. The Muslim mob, shouting Allahu Akbar, attacked the houses from all sides. The reason behind the horrific incident is said to be the grudges local Muslims hold towards the Mahadalits living in the area. For months now, the Muslims have been threatening and asking the Mahadalits to vacate the land, claiming it belongs to them. However, according to the Mahadalits, the land on which their houses are built is government land, belonging to the PWD Department.