Forensic tests reveal Jharkhand lynch victim was carrying beef: Police

The man, identified as Alimuddin Ansari, in his mid-30s, from the Giddi area of Ramgarh had succumbed to his injuries on June 30, after he was assaulted by at least 10 men. The sale of beef is banned in the state.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 8, 2017 10:04 pm
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A week after a meat trader accused of carrying beef was allegedly lynched by a mob in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh district, Superintendent of Police (SP), Kishore Kaushal, on Saturday said the forensic tests revealed that the victim was carrying beef, as reported by PTI. The man in his mid-30s, identified as Alimuddin Ansari, from the Giddi area of Ramgarh had succumbed to his injuries on June 30, after he was assaulted by at least 10 men. The sale of beef is banned in the state.

The mob had intercepted his van carrying “cattle meat”, Jharkhand Police had said. They said the attack was linked to a dispute the trader had with the group, which had been extorting money from him over a period of time. After assaulting Ansari, the attackers also set his vehicle ablaze, said police. Heavy security had been deployed in the area to maintain calm. Ansari was rushed to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi, where he succumbed to injuries later in the day.

Earlier this week, two of the main accused in the lynching surrendered before the Ramgarh district court. The men, identified as Deepak Mishra and Chhotu Verma, are reported to be prominent members of the local Gau Raksha Samiti. Police said they were among those who had “executed” the attack. The victim’s family members had named 12 persons in their police complaint and claimed that some were linked to the local cow protection group and the Hindutva outfit.

To a query, the SP said Ansari himself had a criminal background. He was an accused in the killing of a child and a case of theft. Meanwhile, the police have arrested two more persons in connection with Ansari’s lynching, taking the total number of arrests in the case to 12.

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  1. Sunil Kumar
    Jul 10, 2017 at 3:20 pm
    Yes the man was carrying the lynching is justified. LOL
    1. Roby Mani
      Jul 9, 2017 at 7:24 am
      The Police and BJP are trying to side track the event by clubbing murder with carrying of beef. Both are entirely different. The Gav Rakshaks are guilty of murder whether Ansari was carrying beef or not and they must be booked for the same. What type of Police are we having? trying to justify the murder by associating it with carrying of beef? This is only to please the political bosses who have vested interest in killing of Muslims in the name of cow slaughter. This is what the fools in this country call as sabska sath sabka vikas.
      1. A
        Adrian Akau
        Jul 9, 2017 at 2:26 am
        The cow god must have human blood.
        1. V
          Jul 9, 2017 at 1:04 am
          A criminal was killed by another criminal and anti hindu brigade is having fun time...
          1. I
            Jul 9, 2017 at 12:34 am
            Why musselman hurt Hindu by killing cows, because Islam attaches them to hate other religion. It's good that Hindus are waking up against Islamic terrorism.
            1. J
              Jhulelal Jhulelal
              Jul 9, 2017 at 3:45 am
              Chinese love both pork and beef dumplings. Beef is called red meat, and pork meat is called white meat--both are good food. Why do Indian Aryan Brahmins, creators of the Hindoo religion, who originated from Eurasia, have a fake problem with beef which they ingrained in the Hindoo religion? Indian Aryan Brahmins noticed that the native Dravidian's genetic makeup made the Dravidians susceptible to diseases when the Dravidians were denied meat, and that they (Aryan Brahmins) did not face that handicap. So they devised the system of Hindoo religion to deny meat to the Dravidians in order to keep them suppressed and exploited.
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