Man arrested for Whatsapp comment on beef dies in custody in Jharkhand
Jharkhand,Oct12:Minhaj Ansari, a 22-year-old man from Jharkhand’s Jamtara district, arrested for allegedly sharing a beef-related comment on WhatsApp that the police said had potential to spark communal tension, died in custody on Sunday, according to an Indian Exress report.
When he was shifted to Dhanbad for treatment two days after his arrest, his family got into a scuffle with officer-in-charge Harish Pathak, and lodged an FIR against him, leading to his suspension.
The police maintain that Ansari was suffering from encephalitis, citing medical reports. An inquiry is on. Police cracked down on communally sensitive messages on WhatsApp ahead of Dussehra and Muharram.