A man was lynched and another was seriously injured when a group of people thrashed them for allegedly stealing the battery of a truck in Bokaro district on Wednesday, a senior police official said in Bokaro. Five people have been arrested in connection with the incident which took place at Govindpur village, Bokaro superintendent of police P Murugan said.
Of the two who were thrashed one died on the spot, while the other was admitted to hospital in a serious condition.
Five persons, including a woman were arrested after an FIR was filed against them for murder, attempt to murder and conspiracy under sections of the Indian Penal Code.
They were produced before a local court later in the day and remanded to judicial custody for 14 days.
A number of lynchings have been reported from Jharkhand and opposition parties had even said that state had become a lynching factory. Chief Minister Raghubar Das had urged the people to refrain from taking law into their hands.
A meat trader was lynched in June 2017 over the suspicion that he was carrying beef in his car and a Muslim youth Tabrez Ansari, accused of stealing a motorcycle, was beaten up by a mob in Seraikela Kharswan district in June this year year. He died later and a video had showed that he was purportedly made to chant Jai Shri Ram and Jai Hanuman.