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Man Lynched, Another Seriously Injured In Jharkhand, Reason: Battery Stealing

Five People Have Been Arrested In Connection With The Incident Which Took Place At Govindpur Village, Bokaro Superintendent Of Police P Murugan Said.

PTI | Updated on: 06 Nov 2019, 10:46:56 PM

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Bokaro (Jharkhand):

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. 

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First Published : 06 Nov 2019, 10:46:56 PM