DIG (Dumka) Akhilesh Kumar Jha said four people have been arrested for their prima facie involvement in the incident. The victims had allegedly stolen the buffaloes from a village and were sneaking out when they were caught.
Jharkhand lynching: Ansari’s eldest son Shahzad, who appeared for the Class 10 exams this year, said, “People from the Bajrang Dal have done this. Who has given them the right to decide what is right and wrong? How can they kill anybody?”
On Sunday, the BJP was at pains to underline that Mahato was “a dedicated party worker”, with “nothing to do with the Bajrang Dal or Gau Raksha Samiti”. They also accused police of failing to check “illegal slaughter” in the area.