Muslim man attacked by mob for eating beef

A Muslim man was assaulted by an angry mob for allegedly trying to take beef to an Iftar party at Barbadda village in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad district. The victim – identified as 35-year-old Ainul Ansari – was admitted to the Patliputra Medical College Hospital. Police said Ansari, a resident of Murahdih, was headed to Barbadda village on a scooter when 20 people stopped him at Loharbarba. A team led by Barbadda police station officer-in-charge Dinesh Kumar reached the scene soon afterwards, and rescued Ansari. “The irate mob insisted that we search the victim’s scooter. We did so, and recovered meat – probably beef – from its storage compartment,” said Kumar. Ansari’s wife, Sahida Begum, denied the allegation. “We planned to hold an Iftar party at our house on Tuesday evening. Ansari was bringing mutton for the event, but the villagers mistook it for beef,” she said. She also told the media that the attackers had snatched his mobile and Rs. 1,500 during the assault

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Village perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Was cross FIR filed 0
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Date of incident: June 20, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Cow Related Violence
  • Name of the victim : Ainul Ansari
    Name of Perpetrator Hindu extremists
    State Jharkhand
    District/City Dhanbad
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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