In yet another horrific incident of mob lynching, a man was beaten to death while three were left injured in Jharkhand‘s Gumla district over suspicion of cutting the flesh of a dead bull.
Going by reports, the assailants alleged that the victims were cutting the flesh of a dead bull which prompted the villagers to thrash the men mercilessly. The man who lost his life has been identified as on Prakash Lakra.
Media reports suggested that a group of people assembled in Jurmi village and allegedly spotted four individuals, including the victim, cutting the flesh of a dead bull. The assailants then attacked the individuals and fled the spot.
Upon receiving the information, Police reached to the spot and tried to calm the situation. The three injured men have been admitted to the Sadar Hospital where they are undergoing medical treatment for injuries incurred during the assault.
A special investigation team (SIT) has been formed and sent to the scene of the crime to look into the matter and present a detailed report of the events that transpired. Several suspects have been detained for interrogation in this regard.
his is not the first instance of mob lynching which has come to light from Jharkhand in recent months. Few months back, two men were lynched in Godda district of the state on suspicion of cattle theft. Four people were arrested on charges under sections 147, 148, 149, 341, 342 and 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).