Tribal Christians forced to chant Jai Shri Ram

Seven tribal Christians were allegedly beaten, partially tonsured and forced to chant “Jai Shri Ram” in Simdega district of Jharkhand on the unproven allegation that they had slaughtered a cow. Although the incident happened on September 16 and a police complaint was lodged the next day, the matter became public only on September 25 when former zilla parishad member and social activist Neel Justin Beck told a local news portal about it. Police confirmed the incident. Shams Tabrez, the superintendent of police in Simdega district where the attack took place, said four of the nine accused named in the FIR had been arrested and the rest would be picked up soon. The FIR also mentions 10 unnamed accused.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 7 Identity of victim Christians
Location of incident Village Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Other Details of the FIR

Police officer Tabrez said: “A case has been registered under the SC/ST Act and several Indian Penal Code sections.

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Satisfactory :Police officer Tabrez said: “A case has been registered under the SC/ST Act and several Indian Penal Code sections. A special investigation team led by the sub-divisional police officer is conducting raids to arrest the re Current status Under investigation
Charges Filed SC/ST act and other IPC sections Other details
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Main Information
Date of incident: September 16, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Threat
  • Causal factors
  • Cow Related Violence
  • No. of People Injured 7
    Name of the victim : Raj Singh Kullu, Jacqueline Kullu and others
    Name of Perpetrator Local villagers
    State Jharkhand
    District/City Simdega
    Party In Power / Incidents JMM - Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
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