Lynching over theft allegation in Jharkhand

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.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 2 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Village Was cross FIR filed Yes :FIR Filed.
perpetrator Organizational Other Details of the FIR

FIR Filed.

Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Charges filed against the vicitm Current status Chargesheet filed
Charges Filed Murder, Attempt to Murder, Conspiracy. Other details The arrested people were produced before a local court and remanded to judicial custody for 14 days.
judgement Reference other information
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Main Information
Date of incident: November 06, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Causal factors
  • Manufactured Rumour
  • Number of people Killed 1
    No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Mubarak Ansari, Akhthar Ansari
    Name of Perpetrator Mob
    State Jharkhand
    District/City Bokaro
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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