Abhishek Angad

Abhishek Angad reports from Jharkhand for The Indian Express

Articles By Abhishek Angad

On state plea, Ranchi court drops Quran donation as bail condition

The court had granted bail to Richa Bharti, who was arrested earlier for sharing an offensive social media post targeting Muslims, asking her to hand over a Quran to the local Anjuman Committee in the presence of police, and four more to different libraries.

Key findings in Tabrez case: ‘Discrepancy in police version, medical lapses’

A video of the incident shows that the mob allegedly forced Ansari to chant “Jai Shri Ram” and “Jai Hanuman”. Ansari died four days later of a head injury.

Bodies of 2 children found in Jharkhand: Kin claim human sacrifice, cops say sexual abuse

A 40-year-old shopkeeper from the village has been arrested for the murders and a case has been filed against him under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, said police.

Jharkhand election: JMM says Opposition fighting together, Congress says nothing is final

“We have a consensus that we should fight together to root out the BJP and the Raghubar Das government. In the next week or so, we will decide on the distribution of tickets,” Soren said.

This 30-year-old mother from Jharkhand braved abuse at home, doubts in her village to build toilets for all

One of 55,000 women masons behind ODF tag, Foolmani Devi is Jharkhand’s Swachh Bharat face

Jharkahnd: Two held for circulating ‘communal video’

On June 18, Tabrez Ansari, 22, was tied to a pole and beaten by a mob, and was allegedly forced to chant “Jai Shri Ram, Jai Hanuman” in Dhaktidih village of the district. He succumbed to injuries on June 22.

Tabrez Ansari 18th mob violence victim in Jharkhand in three years

These incidents were triggered by a variety of factors, ranging from suspicion of cattle slaughter and theft, and child-lifting rumours.

In village where Jharkhand man faced fatal assault, sympathy for the accused

Over the last two days, many people came to Dhatkidih to sympathise with families of those arrested.

Jharkhand lynching: Meet the accused — most under 30, daily wagers

On June 18, a mob tied Ansari to a pole, assaulted him and allegedly forced him to chant “Jai Shri Ram and “Jai Hanuman”.  Ansari was arrested on charges of theft after the assault and sent to judicial custody, but died of his injuries in hospital.

Jharkhand assault victim had head injury, went undetected: Post-mortem team

Ansari, who was in judicial custody after the attack in Saraikela-Kharsawan district on June 18 during which the mob allegedly forced him to chant “Jai Shri Ram” and “Jai Hanuman”, died last Saturday.

Jharkhand attack: Police recorded victim’s ‘confession’ on bike theft, did not mention assault

Tabrez Ansari was arrested by police after the assault on June 18 for theft and sent to judicial custody. He died on Saturday, after he was rushed to the civil hospital in Saraikela-Kharsawan district and later to the Tata Main Hospital in Jamshedpur.

Jharkhand man dies days after he was assaulted for ‘theft’, made to chant Jai Shri Ram

A video of the incident, which took place in Dhatkidih village of Jharkhand’s Seraikela Kharsawan district early on Tuesday, shows the mob beating Ansari and asking him to chant “Jai Shri Ram” and “Jai Hanuman”.

In thirsty Ranchi, stabbings, fights break out over water

Scuffles during summers are not so uncommon in the state capital with each person desperate to hoard maximum water whenever a tanker arrives in their colony.

I saw my colleagues being stabbed… all over in 5 min: Jharkhand Maoist attack survivor

Five policemen of the Tiruldih police station — two Assistant Sub-Inspectors and three constables — were killed in the ambush at 4.45 pm on Friday at Kurku market in Saraikela district.

Maoists ambush, gun down five policemen in Jharkhand

The Maoist ambush in Saraikela, near Jamshedpur, is the third in the region since the Lok Sabha elections in Jharkhand. On May 28, 26 CRPF and Jharkhand Police personnel were injured in a series of IED blasts triggered by Maoists in the same area.

Activists claim hunger death in Jharkhand’s Latehar, officials deny

This is the 20th death in Jharkhand in the last two years, according to Right to Food Campaign, which is an informal network of organisations working on right to food in India.

In World Cup season, a story of cricket and hope from a tribal village in Jharkhand

But then, for the cricketers of Kenduataand in East Tundi block, all Santhal tribals, cricket has been a journey in itself — from an “aimless and wayward life” to one of “purpose” and “hope”.

Jharkhand: Two years after Facebook beef post, lecturer held

As per court records, he had also criticised the law against bovine slaughter and asked why tribals had to 'live like Hindus'.

After election results, it’s all quiet at hospital where Lalu Prasad, more alone than ever, is lodged

Jailed for 14 years, Lalu Prasad is in Ward No. 1 on the hospital’s ground floor for “observation”. This was the first election since he founded the RJD that Lalu didn’t campaign.

Saffron sweep in Jharkhand, but close contest in ST seats

Since tribals make up for 27 per cent of the state's population, their vote is pivotal to any party's victory.