Jharkhand becomes ‘lynching capital’, records one more death by mob violence

This is the 22nd death by mob violence in Jharkhand in the past three-and-a-half years

A 48-year-old man was beaten to death by a mob and another was seriously injured in Jharkhand’s Bokaro, after he allegedly stole a battery from a vehicle, police said.

It was reported by The Indian Express that according to a statement by Superintendent of Police P Murugan, five persons have been arrested in connection with the murder that took place in Govindpur village, Bokaro.

The police say that the attack on the two men, Mubarak Ansari (48) and Akhtar Ansari (26) did not seem to be motivated by religion.

SP Bokaro P Murugan, said, “They were caught by a few people when they were returning with the stolen battery and beaten up. After police was informed, the two were rushed to a hospital where Mubarak Ansari was declared brought dead. As of now, it does not look like they were targeted because of their religion.”

A video of the incident circulated showed a group of men mercilessly hitting Mubarak with slippers and asking him to confess to earlier thefts he had allegedly committed.



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