Jharkhand mob killing: 11 arrested, 2 policemen suspended after lynching video goes viral

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, June 25: 11 persons have been arrested and 2 policemen suspended after a mob lynched a man on suspicion of theft and for not chanting Jai Sri ram and Jai Hanuman. The 24-year-old man was thrashed by a mob for alleged theft and seen in a purported video being forced to chant “Jai Shri Ram” and “Jai Hanuman”.

The issue was also mentioned in the Parliament and the gory details were narrated to the Chair. 

A Special Investigation Team will look into the death of Tabrez Ansari, who was declared “brought dead” by doctors at Tata Main Hospital in Jamshedpur on June 22.

Seraikela-Kharsawan SP Karthik S said on June 17, Ansari and two others allegedly entered a house in Seraikela village at night with an intention to commit theft.However, the occupants of the house woke up and raised an alarm, following which villagers caught hold of Ansari and “manhandled” him, the SP said. The police took Ansari to jail.

However, when his condition deteriorated on the same day, he was taken to the Sadar Hospital, where he was diagnosed with multiple injuries, the SP said. Ansari was subsequently referred to the Tata Main Hospital in Jamshedpur.

The video in question, circulated widely on social media platforms, was handed over to the police by Ansari’s family and it was being investigated, the SP said. 

With Agencies, Pic Google