Jharkhand: Two Muslim cattle traders found hanging from tree in Latehar

Police said no oxen was found on the spot. “It has to be investigated if this is a case of business rivalry or cattle loot or something else,” Latehar SP Anoop Birthare said.

By: Express News Service | Ranchi | Updated: March 19, 2016 6:58 pm
Jharkhand, Jharkhand cattle traders, Jharkhand cattle, Jharkhand cattle trade, Cattle traders killed, Latehar, laterhar villagers, jharkhand latehar, jharkhand news, latehar news, india news While Majloom was a resident of Balu Gaon in Balumath, Khan lived in Nawada village in Herhatganj police station area.

The bodies of two cattle traders, one of whom is a teenager, were found hanging from a tree in Jhabbar village in Jharkhand’s Latehar district Friday morning. Police said their hands were tied and the bodies bore injury marks, indicating they were hanged after being beaten to death.

While an FIR says a group of people had been spotted beating up Muhammad Majloom (35) and Azad Khan alias Ibrahim (15), it does not say anything about the possible reasons for the attack, they added.

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While Majloom was a resident of Balu Gaon in Balumath, Khan lived in Nawada village in Herhatganj police station area. Latehar SP Anoop Birthare said: “Their hands were tied and it appears they were hanged after being beaten to death. Their bodies have been sent for post-mortem.”

According to police, preliminary investigation revealed that the two were on their way to a cattle market in Chatra district. They had at least eight oxen with them, which they intended to sell, said police. They were reportedly caught by a group of persons in the early hours, beaten to death and hanged.

Police said no oxen was found on the spot. “It has to be investigated if this is a case of business rivalry or cattle loot or something else,” said Birthare.

After the bodies were spotted, villagers gathered at the spot and then blocked the Ranchi-Chatra Road. The SP and other senior police officers reached the spot and assured families of the deceased of speedy investigation. “The families of the deceased agreed, but some troublemakers resorted to heavy stone pelting. Apart from the SDO (Latehar) Kamlesh Narayan, one ASI and several policemen sustained head injuries in the stone-pelting. Police had to open fire in the air to disperse the crowd,” said Birthare.

Police said a relative of one of the deceased had lodged a complaint in which he named one person. “The FIR does not specify what could have prompted the attack. It says some people had been seen beating up the two,” said the SP, refusing to disclose the name in the FIR.

Palamu DIG Saket Kumar Singh, said: “We held a peace committee meeting in the evening. We have assured villagers of a speedy investigation. They in turn have assured us that peace would prevail in the area. The manner of killing is serious and there will be no laxity in the investigation.”

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    Amit
    Mar 19, 2016 at 9:11 am
    IE didnot mention whether the tree was muslim or not ! No wonder they are called pressutes.
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      Amit
      Mar 19, 2016 at 9:13 am
      The Indian Express forgets to mention that the TREE was also MUSLIM. #IndiavsPak
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        Rehman
        Mar 19, 2016 at 2:26 pm
        The incidents occurred at Maoists infected area. After getting exposed in the JNU anti-national Afsal Guru episode, Communists are on the back foot, and they are desperately in need of an issue to divert the attention, and to bring back their original agenda: To instigate Muslims against the country. Probably this is the work of Maoists and Naxals to create tension. Police should investigate and catch the culprits.
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          Tamilnattu
          Apr 1, 2016 at 2:33 am
          RSS terrorism all over India
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            ashutosh
            Mar 19, 2016 at 2:11 pm
            Hindu Taleban taking over India ....
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              Mass
              Mar 19, 2016 at 3:47 am
              The life of a human being is cheaper than any thing now a days as all the fringe elements behind all this political drama go scot free .... Sad state of affairs
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                Souza
                Mar 19, 2016 at 8:17 am
                Dadri lyinching an accident. Foolish man.
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                  Sreenivasan
                  Mar 19, 2016 at 9:21 am
                  Along with that news item read the news from Punjab. Inspite of a Supreme Court directive, they have ped a resolution in embly to destroy Sutlej-Yamuna Canal. It looks they have a very clear agenda for breaking the country into pieces.
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                    tyhj
                    Mar 19, 2016 at 2:35 am
                    A National Ban on Cow slaughter is a must. Request the Honorable Supreme to p a law on this cause.
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                      faisal khan
                      Mar 21, 2016 at 4:34 am
                      12 साल के इम्तियाज़ की पेड़ से लटकती लाश कितनी खूबसूरत हैं सब इस लटकती हुई मासूम बच्चे की लाश में ढूंढो अपना धर्म, अपनी जात, अपना फिरका, अपनी विचारधारा, अपना यकीन, अपना ईश्वर मुझे यकीन हैं तुम ढूंढ लोगे ...आखिर किसी तरह से तो हमें आगे बढ़ना हैं सब भूल कर अगले किसी अख़लाक़, मज़लूम अंसारी, और इम्तियाज़ के लिए
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                        CClements
                        Mar 20, 2016 at 3:49 am
                        Just wondering how much commission he has taken so far. Congress are not far behind.
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                          CClements
                          Mar 19, 2016 at 11:20 am
                          Ten ministers of Modi's cabinet were indicted by the SC for various acts of felony which includes financial misappropriation of funds just before the general elections. AS was also a accessory in a murder case in Gujarat prior to the aforesaid. Modi saved them by taking them into his cabinet. Is it any wonder why Modi's ministers lie so low especially one G who was delving out government contracts in Maharastra in exchange for commissions and donations to the RSS.
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                            CClements
                            Mar 19, 2016 at 7:22 am
                            The nilgai is a type of large antelope and has no relationship with the cow. It's meat is deep crimson in colour and has high iron content. The meat tastes like venison. The nilgai was imported by breeders from Southern US and bred for its meat. There are about 500,000 heads of nilgai ( only found in the Indian subcontinent, native of the Himalayan regions of India and sparsley found in Bihar) in southern Texas,US. The nilgai was worshiped by Hindus in ancient times.
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                              Guruji
                              Mar 19, 2016 at 9:41 am
                              BJP, RSS, VHP have lood on their hands of innocent men earning their livelihood, shame on these hypocrites , they beat and lame horses and show love for cows fools
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                                Hafeezkv
                                Mar 19, 2016 at 7:12 pm
                                What's going on in India? why the GoI is not speaking anything about these kind of brutal attacks? People are caring animals than human beings. as a indian i am ashamed to read this news. A boy with 15 years of age is hanging without a reason?!!! is this you proclaim the nationalism? Govt Should Control these kind of plays.. Enough is enough ...
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                                  harun
                                  Mar 19, 2016 at 1:06 pm
                                  The two who were hanged had hurt the sentiments of a section. Buffalo meat is being exported and is permitted by the Govt. Kher the Media is playing up the incident to defame the PM and the Govt. Issues like Nationalism which are being debated and anti Nationals are out to divert attention. Kher must Organize a March to India Gate to tell the World Nation is being shamed. After all he deserves a nomination to the Rajya Sabha for his being the Only Man who has taken the fight to Traitors and defamers of the Nation
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                                    Loveall
                                    Mar 19, 2016 at 3:39 am
                                    And on man slaughter too
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                                      Loveall
                                      Mar 19, 2016 at 2:49 am
                                      I don't understand y all this happening under modi sarkar.......
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                                        Loveall
                                        Mar 19, 2016 at 7:11 am
                                        If all is in the name then Indian girls should add gai after their names at least that will save them from rapes and acid attacks
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                                          Loveall
                                          Mar 19, 2016 at 5:43 am
                                          Just now read haryana govt to change nilgais name and permit its killing ......what a bunch of hypocrites ......are bhakts listening
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                                            Loveall
                                            Mar 19, 2016 at 6:41 am
                                            Yeah but y to change the name?
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