Meat trader lynched near Ranchi, van set on fire

Police identified the victim as Alimuddin Ansari, in his mid-30s, from the Giddi area of Ramgarh. 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.

Written by Prashant Pandey | Ranchi | Updated: June 30, 2017 8:22 am
jharkhand, jharkhand lynching, Ranchi lynching, ramgarh lynching, cow meat, cow meat controversy, cattle meat controversy, gau raksha, cow vigilants, india news Alimuddin Ansari’s vehicle was set on fire in Ramgarh.

A meat trader succumbed to injuries Thursday after he was assaulted by at least 10 men who intercepted his van carrying “cattle meat” in Ramgarh district near Ranchi, Jharkhand Police said. Police identified the victim as Alimuddin Ansari, in his mid-30s, from the Giddi area of Ramgarh. 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.

The attackers also set Ansari’s vehicle ablaze, said police, adding that “heavy security” has 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.

The incident came two days after a 60-year-old man was beaten unconscious by a mob after the carcass of a cow was found outside his house in Giridih district of Jharkhand.

“This is a case of pre-meditated murder, which was made to look like an incident of lynching on the lines of a few incidents that have occurred in the state and other places. There are indications that the assailants, all of whom are from the majority community, would extort money from those allegedly involved in the trade of prohibited meat,” said Jharkhand Police ADG (Operations) R K Mullik.

“Ansari was also chargesheeted in a previous case of kidnapping and murder of a child. The persons identified used to extort money from him. However, there was some dispute over this, which seems to have led to the incident. An FIR naming 10 people is being registered. They have been identified and will be arrested,” said Mullik.

According to local police, Thursday’s incident occurred after Ansari reached the market in the town area of Ramgarh early in the afternoon. “Some people intercepted his Maruti van, which had a West Bengal registration number, and forced him to get out. They began beating him, accusing him of being involved in trading prohibited meat. The assailants then toppled his van and set it afire,” said an officer.

Mullik said initial investigations have indicated that Ansari was followed by the attackers soon after he left his house in Giddi.

“When he reached Ramgarh, a few others were waiting for him. They intercepted the van, thrashed him, set his vehicle afire,” said Mullik.

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  1. V
    Jul 1, 2017 at 5:48 am
    It is ISIS kind of Safron Terrorism. All those carrying out Lychings are Bajrang Dal Terrorists in groups of 60 to 100 Murderous Terrorists disguised as mobs. It is being carried out in cordination of BJP State and Centre Government and RSS where Adhaar Card and Mobile Phone being taped by Terrorist Regimes in power and information proved to Terror Mobs of Lynchers.
    1. I
      Jul 1, 2017 at 4:57 am
      Why Muslims are crying so much, they are the one who loves death more than life, Islam killing thousands, worldwide, Hindus are not even killing but Muslims are shouting against Hindus
      1. G
        George Cruz
        Jun 30, 2017 at 6:05 pm
        The real facts are that the larger Hindu population is democratic, secular, and inclusive. All these staged protests, riots, and the anti-national activities against the BJP by the communal parties like the congress/communists and their supporters like Muslims/Christian would not hold water because the larger Hindu population has the ultimate say in the future of the country. The recent sweep by the BJP in UP is a good example wherein the congress, the communists played the Dalit/Muslim card and lost big. The congress party and the incompetent dynastic rule will see the sunset in the coming elections. Are the staged church attacks next ???????????????????
        1. J
          Jul 1, 2017 at 5:57 pm
          U r delirious!!
        2. S
          Jun 30, 2017 at 5:53 pm
          Modi should give the killers bharat Ratna election ticket
          1. V
            Jun 30, 2017 at 5:50 pm
            An alleged rapist was lynched in Ranchi. So did the women of India protest saying not in my name? Should we hold all those who protests against rape as responsible for this lynching of a rapust?
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