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Jharkhand man killed in mob lynching

September 24, 2019

In June earlier this year, a 24 year old man named Tabrez Ansari was lynched by an angry mob in Jharkhand. All the accused were let free by the court last week. In yet another dastardly act, a 34 year old man Kelem Barla was beaten to death by a mob for allegedly selling beef at Khunti, a small town near state capital Ranchi. Two others who were beaten up are now admitted at a nearby hospital in a critical condition.

The police have arrested five people in connection with the case. According to reports, the deceased Barla and his two accomplices were caught for selling beef due to which angry villagers beat them up badly. The victims were taken to Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, but Barla succumbed to his injuries by the time he reached the hospital. Further investigation is already underway. "Mob lynching in Jharkhand again: Beaten up for 'selling beef', tribal man dead, 2 critical", tweeted journalist Shekhar Gupta.

Ansari, who was killed last June, was tied to a pole and was repeatedly beaten with rods and sticks alleging that he was a thief. Ansari died a few hours later without getting any medical help. The incident had sparked outrage across the country. With Barla's death almost three months after lynching of Ansari, Jharkhand police are forced to speed up the investigation to ensure that further mob lynching due to happen across the state. "Yet another incident of mob lynching case took place in #Jharkhand today. May sanity prevail!",tweeted Sanjeev Verma.

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