A 48 year old man, Mubarak Ansari was beaten to death by a mob in Bokaro District of Jharkhand over allegation of theft. On evening of 6th November, Mubarak along with Akhthar Ansari was attacked by a group who reached the spot as the truck driver shouted out that the two were trying to steal the battery of the truck. The Police reached the spot. While Akhthar was hospitalized with serious injuries, Mubarak was declared to be brought dead to the hospital.
A video of the incident purportedly shows a group hitting Mubarak with slippers and asking him to confess to earlier thefts he had allegedly committed. He is not able to speak and one side of his jaw appears to be broken. Mubarak’s family has brushed aside allegations of robbery against him and doubts that the attack could be a fallout of an earlier clash between him and the residents of Govindpur.
Five Persons, including a woman has been detained after filing an FIR charging Murder, Attempt to Murder and Conspiracy under Sections of the Indian Penal Code.This is the 22nd death due to mob violence in Jharkhand in the past three-and-a-half years.