Jharkhand : Two muslim men lynched on suspicion of cattle theft In Godda district

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People protest in Guwahati against the lynching of two men in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district on suspicion of being child lifters | PTI File Photo

On wednesday morning, in Jharkhand’s Godda district a repulsive and angry mob allegedly lynched two Muslim men on suspicion of stealing cattle.

As the Police arrived they said that residents of Dullu village caught hold of the two victims namely Sirabuddin Ansari who is 35 year old and Murtaza Ansari who is 30 year old – and accused them of stealing 13 buffaloes from one Munshi Murmu on Tuesday night.

The Godda’s superintendent of police Rajiv Kumar Singh said that, “Villagers claim that that they found the missing buffaloes in the possession of the two people in Bankatti area. They were beaten to death.”

Singh said that the situation has been under control and the culprits have been arrested in this connection like Murmu and three others – identified as Kaleshwar Soren, Kishan Tudu and Harjohan Kisku.

This incident is just after the lynching of two men in Assam by a mob over rumours of abducting children. With these two incident in May, five people were lynched just on ‘suspicion’ ground in similar incidents of vigilantism across Telangana and Karnata.

Taking previous years lynchings have a huge list where number of Muslim cattle traders were lynched in BJP-ruled Jharkhand. The court recently gave life sentences to 11 persons in connection with the incident. In May, a mob lynched four Muslim cattle traders at a village in Saraikelka Kharswan district after accusing them of child-trafficking.

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