Man beaten to death on suspicion of carrying beef in Jharkhand

Ramgarh: Members of a community torch a vehicle during a protest against lynching of a man by another community, in Ramgarh district of Jharkhand on Thursday.

Ramgarh (Jharkhand), June 30: A man accused of carrying beef was allegedly beaten to death by a mob in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh district on Thursday.

This happened on the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned people that killings in the name of cow protection would not be tolerated.

As per primary reports, the man was beaten to death over suspicion of carrying beef in his Maruti van.
He was stopped by a group of people near Bajartand village before being brutally killed.
The van was later set on fire.

A case has been registered on the basis of a video footage of the lynching, police said. The incident took place just a couple of days after a mob attacked and injured a man in Giridih district on suspicion that he had slaughtered a cow. SP Kishore Kaushal told a press conference that around 30 people surrounded the van bearing a West Bengal number plate in the Bazaar Tand area of Ramgarh police station.

SP Kishore Kaushal said a thorough investigation will be made into the whole incident.

Prime Minister Modi yesterday broke his silence on mob lynching over allegations of beef consumption and illegal cattle trade.

The Prime Minister tweeted, “Killing people in the name of gau bhakti is not acceptable. This is not something Mahatma Gandhi would approve of.”

He added that no one would be allowed to take the law into their hands.

This is second such incidence of cow related violence in Jharkhand this week. A man was beaten up in Jharkhand after a dead cow was reportedly found outside his house on Tuesday. The incident took place in Beria Hatiatand village in Deori area of Giridih district, nearly 200 km from Ranchi. A mob also set the house of Usman Ansari on fire after they spotted the carcass of a cow. The victim has been injured and undergoing treatment. His condition is stable.

With Agency Inputs