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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.