Man Lynched in Jharkhand Over Suspicion of Cow Slaughter

A group of people in Jurmi village spotted four persons cutting flesh of a dead bull and started beating them up.

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One person was killed and three others were injured after villagers in Jharkhand's Gumla district beat them up, alleging that they were cutting flesh of a dead bull, police said. The incident reportedly occurred on Wednesday, 10 April.

The deceased has been identified as Prakash Lakra.

Deputy Inspector General of Police A V Homkar said a group of people in Jurmi village spotted four persons allegedly cutting the flesh of a dead bull and started beating them up. One of them died, he said.

The incident reportedly occurred around 20 km from Dumri police station, bordering Chhattisgarh, Homkar told The Indian Express.

“A few villagers from Jairagi were returning from Chhattigarh… They spotted a few people cutting the flesh of a dead ox. However, they thought they had slaughtered a cow. They started beating them up… The Jairagi villagers took all four persons to the Dumri Police Station where one of the person’s condition deteriorated… (He) was rushed to the hospital where he was declared brought dead.”
AV Homkar to the newspaper

Superintendent of Police in Gumla Anjani Kumar Jha said that an FIR has been registered and the investigation was underway.

No arrests have been made in connection with the case yet, reported PTI.

The injured persons have been admitted to the Sadar Hospital in the area.

Another Man Beaten to Death Over Suspicion of Theft in Delhi

In another unrelated incident. a man was beaten to death in Delhi over suspicion of theft.

The incident occurred in Narela on Thursday, 11 April.

The police have arrested one person and detained one other person. A case has been registered, and the body sent for postmortem, reported ANI.

(With inputs from ANI, PTI, Indian Express)

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