On Tuesday, one person was allegedly beaten up and part of his house was set on fire by a mob after a dead cow was found outside his house. The incident happened in a village under Deori police station area of Giridih district.
Police said that the man has been identified as Usman Ansari. He hails from Beria Hatiatand village in Deori area, nearly 200 km from Ranchi. Reportedly, he was allegedly beaten up after some people spotted the carcass of a cow outside his house.
By the time the police reached the spot, Ansari had been beaten up and the mob had set fire to a part of his house.
“Our men and officials braved the crowd and immediately rescued Ansari and his family members. When the police tried to take him to a hospital, there was resistance from the crowd. There was heavy stone-pelting. We had to open fire in the air,” said Jharkhand police spokesperson and ADG (Operations), R K Mullik.
Apparently, the police fired several rounds to disperse the mob. In the incident, one person, identified as Krishna Pandit, was injured. About 50 policemen were reportedly injured in the stone-pelting.
Reportedly, both Ansari and Pandit are in a stable condition and have been shifted to a hospital in Dhanbad for better medical treatment.
“The mob was highly charged and nearly 50 of our men sustained injuries in the stone-pelting. The situation has been brought under control,” said Mullik.
Over 200 security personnel have been deployed at the spot.