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Jharkhand lynching: Delhi Wakf Board promises Rs 5 lakh, job to wife of Tabrez Ansari

Delhi Waqf Board chairman and AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan on Thursday, June 27 said the panel will provide a job and a sum of Rs 5 lakhs to the wife of Tabrez Ansari who was beaten by a mob in suspicion of theft.

“We are trying to send a cheque of Rs 5 lakh to Tabrez’s wife. I may also go there to handover the cheque to her. We will also give her a job at the waqf board and provide her legal help,” the board chairman told a news agency.

Tabrez Ansari (22), died in a hospital on Sunday, days after he was brutally thrashed by a mob at Dhatkidih village in Seraikela district on suspicion of stealing a bike on June 17. According to the police, a stolen motorcycle and some other things were also recovered from him.

Ansari’s wife Shaista Parveen lodged a complaint with the Seraikela police station, alleging he was caught by some people while he was on his way back on a bike from Jamshedpur. He was tied to a tree and beaten up brutally and also forced to chant ‘Jai Sri Ram’.

After the thrashing, the mob-handed him to the police, which took him to a police post. However, he had to be admitted to a hospital after his condition worsened and he died on Sunday.

Ansari’s wife has questioned the role of the police in her husband’s death, alleging he was not given timely medical treatment.

Eleven people, including the main accused, have been arrested and two police personnel have been suspended in the case.

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