Beef arrest: Muslim man died in police custody

On the night of October 3, Jharkhand police swept down on Dighari village in Jamatara district, detaining 22-year-old Minhaz Ansari, and two of his friends, Shahban and Fahim. They were thrashed by sub-inspector Harish Pathak and five or six other police personnel. Minhaj was beaten separately by the police which leads to his death according to co-accused Shahban. CAH report says that Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) district head alleged that the deceased victim uploaded photo of himself with a calf and later with beef on social networking app WhatsApp.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 4 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Village perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Was cross FIR filed Yes
Details of the FIR

FIR against police SI Harish Pathak and an unidentified person reported in newspapers to be a VHP local functionary. On 06.10.2016 the mother of the deceased filed an FIR in PS Narayanpur, Distt Jamtara Bearing FIR No. 15

Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Police is a part of the perpetrator :Victim died in Police custody. Police initially tried to cover up by stating that the deceased died of a disease Current status Under investigation
Charges Filed Other details Police SI suspended.
judgement Reference other information 2 lacs to the family
Civil society reports

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Main Information
Date of incident: October 03, 2016
Nature of Violence
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Causal factors
  • Cow Related Violence
  • Name of the victim : Shahban, Minhaj Ansari, Shahban and Fahim
    Name of Perpetrator Sub-inspector Harish Pathak and 6 other
    State Jharkhand
    District/City Jamtara
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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