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.

Share This Article
Share
Related Article

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.”

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. A
    Amit
    Mar 19, 2016 at 9:11 am
    IE didnot mention whether the tree was muslim or not ! No wonder they are called pressutes.
    Reply
    1. A
      Amit
      Mar 19, 2016 at 9:13 am
      The Indian Express forgets to mention that the TREE was also MUSLIM. #IndiavsPak
      Reply
      1. R
        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.
        Reply
        1. T
          Tamilnattu
          Apr 1, 2016 at 2:33 am
          RSS terrorism all over India
          Reply
          1. A
            ashutosh
            Mar 19, 2016 at 2:11 pm
            Hindu Taleban taking over India ....
            Reply
            1. M
              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
              Reply
              1. S
                Souza
                Mar 19, 2016 at 8:17 am
                Dadri lyinching an accident. Foolish man.
                Reply
                1. S
                  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.
                  Reply
                  1. Load More Comments