Jharkhand mob lynching: Five arrested, two police officers suspended

The Hush Post|08:50pm| 1-min-read
Five men have been arrested while two police officers suspended in the Jharkhand mob lynching case. A 24-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death by a mob in Jharkhand last week.
The man was beaten for hours on suspicion of stealing a motorcycle. In a video, he is seen being forced to chant “Jai Shri Ram” and “Jai Hanuman”. He died four days later on June 22.
A Special Investigation Team had been set up to look into the death of the man Tabrez Ansari who had recently got married.
Ansari’s wife had filed a complaint with the police in which she has named several people.
“The police should have taken him to a hospital, instead of arresting and sending him to jail,” Shaista Praveen, Ansari’s wife, said in her complaint.
Meanwhile, Superintendent of Police Karthik S said a case has been lodged against an accused for inciting “communal sentiments”.
“Papu Mandal has been arrested and an inquiry into the incident is on,” the SP added.
Ansari’s assault took place on June 18 when he was returning from Jamshedpur, about 30 km from here, with two friends.
Some villagers caught them and accused them of stealing a motorcycle at Dhatkidih village in Seraikela-Kharsawan district, police officials said.
Though Ansari’s friends managed to escape, he was tied to a pole and beaten up with sticks through the night, police said.
He was then handed over to police by the villagers, the SP said.

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