Two men Lynched in Jharkhand's Godda district

An angry mob in Jharkhand’s Godda district allegedly lynched two men on the morning of June 13 over suspicion of stealing cattle. Four people have been arrested in connection with the incident. According to the police, residents of tribal-dominated Dullu village caught hold of the two victims – Sirabuddin Ansari (35) and Murtaza Ansari (30) – and accused them of stealing 13 buffaloes from one Munshi Murmu and others on the night of June 12. The two victims were residents of Taljhari in the district, about 200 km from Ranchi. The accused villagers, after killing the duo, brought back their bodies to Dullu village on bicycles, according to a PTI report. Murmu and three others – identified as Kaleshwar Soren, Kishan Tudu and Harjohan Kisku – have been arrested in this connection, according to Singh, who added that the situation has been brought under control. The four accused have been booked under relevant sections of the IPC pertaining to murder and riot

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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 perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Unknown Was cross FIR filed 0
Details of the FIR

FIR filed

Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Need confirmation Current status Under investigation
Charges Filed Murder(302), Riot Other details 4 of the accused were arrested
judgement Reference other information
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Main Information
Date of incident: June 13, 2018
Nature of Violence
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Causal factors
  • Cow Related Violence
  • Name of the victim : Sirabuddin Ansari, Murtaza Ansari
    Name of Perpetrator Kaleshwar Soren, Kishan Tudu and Harjohan Kisku, Murmu
    State Jharkhand
    District/City Godda
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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