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2016 Jharkhand mob lynching refers to the case of lynching of two Muslim cattle traders by allegedly Cattle-Protection Vigilantes in Balumath forests in Latehar district in Jharkhand on 18 March 2016.[1][2][3] The attackers killed 32 years old Mazlum Ansari and 12 years old Imteyaz Khan who were found hanging from a tree.[4][5]

2016 Jharkhand mob lynching
Latehar is located in India
Latehar
Latehar
Latehar (India)
LocationLatehar, Jharkhand
Date18 March 2016
TargetCattle traders
Attack type
Lynching
Deaths2
PerpetratorsMithilesh Prasad Sahu
Pramod Kumar Sahu
Manoj Kumar Sahu
Awadhesh Sahu
Manoj Sahu

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EventsEdit

AttackEdit

According to Jharkhand police, preliminary investigation revealed that the two were on their way to a cattle market in Chatra district. They had at least eight oxen with them, which they intended to sell. They were reportedly caught by a group of people in the early hours, beaten to death and hanged.[6][7][8] According to villagers, there were communal clashes over beef eating in the area three months ago.[9] Police stated the murder was aimed at looting money and cattle.[10]

Aftermath and arrestsEdit

Police arrested 5 people and identified them as Mithilesh Prasad Sahu alias Bunty, Pramod Kumar Sahu, Manoj Kumar Sahu, Awadhesh Sahu and Manoj Sahu and are looking for three others, also said to be involved in the murders.[11][12] One of the accused has links to a local Gau Raksha Samiti (an outfit for protection of cows).[13]

ReactionsEdit

Opposition party Congress and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha condemned the attack and demanded justice for family of the two victims.[14]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Abraham, Bobins (19 March 2016). "Two Muslim Cattle Traders Hanged To Death In Jharkhand By Suspected 'Cattle-Protection Vigilantes'". India Times. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Another Dadri-like incident? Two Muslims herding cattle killed in Jharkhand; five held". Zee News. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  3. ^ Mishra, Alok K N (19 March 2016). "2 Muslims herding buffaloes thrashed hanged in Jharkhand". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Latehar lynching case: Eight get life term for double murder in Jharkhand". The Hindu. 21 December 2018.
  5. ^ Hebbar, Prajakta (19 March 2016). "Muslim Cattle Traders Beaten To Death In Ranchi, Bodies Found Hanging From A Tree". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Jharkhand: 4 held in Latehar after 2 Muslim cattle traders beaten, hanged to death". Catch News. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Jharkhand: Two Muslim cattle traders found hanging from tree in Latehar". The Indian Express. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  8. ^ "5 held in Jharkhand killings, section 144 imposed in the area". CNN-IBN. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Five held for murder of 2 Muslim cattle traders in Jharkhand". The Hindu. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Jharkhand: Hindu seer may have incited mob that 'hanged' Muslim herders". The Hindustan Times. 21 March 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Jharkhand: Two cattle traders hanged from tree, gau raksha activist among 5 held". The Indian Express. 20 March 2016.
  12. ^ Mishra, Alok K N (19 March 2016). "In-Jharkhand-5-suspects-arrested-for-killing-Muslim-cattle-traders-area-tensed". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  13. ^ "Five held for murder of 2 Muslim cattle traders in Jharkhand". The Hindu. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  14. ^ Mishra, Alok K N (19 March 2016). "Cong, JVM condemn Balumath incident". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 March 2016.

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