Mob kills tribal in Jharkhand over suspicion of cow slaughter

Written by SabrangIndia | Published on: April 12, 2019

Three persons were injured when a clash broke out over the dead bull at Jurmi village in Dumri, around 140km from Ranchi, on Wednesday night.

 
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Ranchi: A tribal person has been beaten to death in Jharkhand after a group objected to flesh being sliced from a dead bull, police said on Thursday.
 
Three persons were injured when a clash broke out over the dead bull at Jurmi village in Dumri, around 140km from Ranchi, on Wednesday night.
 
PTI quoted deputy inspector-general of police A.V. Homkar as saying that a group of people spotted the four persons cutting the flesh of the dead bull and started beating them up. One of them died, he said.
 
The dead person has been identified as Prakash Lakra. Sources said the group that raised the objections came from another village.
 
Gumla SP Anjani Kumar Jha said a special team had been formed to probe the murder.
 
“A few villagers from Jairagi were returning from Chhattisgarh… 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,” said Homkar in a report by The Indian Express.
 
A police source said the suspects were mainly “non-tribals”, and a team has been formed to nab them.
 
The DIG said that after talking to the villagers, it came to the fore that the ox had died of “natural causes”. He said an FIR has been registered and added that no arrests have been made till now.