Three cattle traders lynched in Jharkhand; police claim villagers mistook them for child-lifters

The mob had reportedly burnt the car used by the cattle traders.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 19, 2017 11:59 am
cattle trader killed, gau rakshaks, cow vigilantism, jamshedpur cattle traders killed, india news While ruling out any communal motive to the incident, police said child-kidnapping rumours in the region may have caused the incident. (Source: Google maps)

Three cattle traders were reportedly lynched by a village mob near Jamshedpur’s Daru village on Thursday, reported The Telegraph. Police ruled out any communal motive and said the mob apparently took the three to be child lifters.

The incident took place when a group of four cattle traders were on their way to Rajnagar in Seraikela-Kharsawan district to buy cattle. The group was reportedly planning to sell the animals at the weekly market in their home village Haldipokha.

The car in which Sheikh Naim, 35, Sheikh Sajju, 25, Sheikh Siraj, 26 and Sheikh Halim, 28 had been travelling was chased by almost 100 people and stopped at the Daru village where Naim was beaten up while the other three escaped. A police team had taken Naim to the Seraikela subdivisional hospital where he succumbed to injuries.

Police said child-kidnapping rumours are rife in the region. Earlier this week, three others had been lynched amid child-lifting allegations. “There is no communal aspect,” deputy inspector-general of police Prabhat Kumar was quoted as saying by The Telegraph.

The mob had reportedly burnt the car used by the cattle traders. The crowd reached the nearby Muslim-majority village Shobhapur on Thursday morning and lynched Sajju and Siraj, who had taken shelter in Shosomauli village with the help of a man named Sunil Mahto. Rajnagar OC Tuleswar Khushwaha, an assistant sub-inspector and a constable were also assaulted by the mob which torched their jeep.

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    Samir Kaul
    May 19, 2017 at 5:24 pm
    Whatever the cause, police can't simplify the heinous crime of murder. It means they will not try to catch the culprits. What a justice system. Shame !
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      stud
      May 19, 2017 at 4:08 pm
      In this Country Muslim are Unsafe now,can be killed at the whims and fancies.
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        Frankly Speaking
        May 19, 2017 at 5:18 pm
        like Hindus living in kashmir. Taste of your own medicine
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          Samir Kaul
          May 19, 2017 at 6:10 pm
          No Hindu is living in fear in Kashmir. Only a moron will preach this hatred to other human beings. You seem to be a hate brigade follower.
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        Sunder
        May 19, 2017 at 2:20 pm
        Police are quick to provide alibi for the murderers. How is that the victims are almost always Muslims ? There will be complete silence from State Govt and Central Govt.
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          ashok
          May 19, 2017 at 1:43 pm
          These vigilantes are the real anti nationals. They will end up breaking the country into a thousand pieces, not physically, but emotionally.
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            P.C.Kulkarni
            May 19, 2017 at 1:57 pm
            As soon as these vigilantes chant Bharatiya ki Jay, they become true nationlists
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            sikan_der
            May 19, 2017 at 12:18 pm
            These instant justice handing people should be handed over to muslim community so that they can be given instant justice. The policemen on duty during the incident should be immediately suspended and charges of criminal conspiracy alongwith local population should be framed against them.
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              sk
              May 19, 2017 at 11:58 am
              People all over India have lost faith in police and justice system that either does not work or takes years to provide justice. Now they are taking up law in their own hands to deliver instant justice. Police in the area must have failed in finding several lost children, forcing villagers to increase vigil. But they are not equipped for investigation and believe more in rumors.
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                Roshan
                May 19, 2017 at 1:08 pm
                Therefore according to you, a mob is justified in kil somebody. Way to go India !!
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                  P.C.Kulkarni
                  May 19, 2017 at 1:59 pm
                  Only blind bhakts like you will justify mob kil
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