Jharkhand: 2 Muslim cattle dealers found hanging from a tree
Police says no oxen was found on the spot. “It has to be investigated if this is a case of business rivalry or cattle loot or something else,” Latehar SP Anoop Birthare said.
Latehar, Jharkhand: The bodies of two Muslim cattle traders, one of them is a teenager, were found hanging from a tree in Jhabbar village in Jharkhand’s Latehar district Friday morning.
According to the police; their hands were iron-bound and the bodies bore injury marks, pointing they were hanged after being beaten to death.
But in police FIR, it said that a group of people had been spotted beating up Muhammad Majloom (35) and Azad Khan Alias Ibrahim (15), it does not explain any possible reasons for the attack.
The deceased, Majloom was an inhabitant of Balu Gaon in Balumath, Khan was the resident of Nawada village in Herhatganj police station location.
Latehar SP Anoop Birthare said: “Their hands were tied and it appears they were hanged after being beaten to death. Their bodies have been sent for post-mortem.”
Police said no oxen was found on the spot. “It has to be investigated if this is a case of business rivalry or cattle loot or something else,” said Birthare.
After the bodies were spotted, people of the village of in and out regions gathered at the spot and blocked the Ranchi-Chatra Road.
The SP and other senior police officers reached the spot and assured investigation as soon as possible to the deceased families.
The families of the deceased agreed, but some bullies grasp to heavy stone pelting. Apart from the SDO (Latehar) Kamlesh Narayan, one ASI and several policemen continuous head injuries in the stone-pelting. In answer police need to open fire in the air.
According to police, initial inquiry revealed that the two were on their way to a cattle market in Chatra district. They probably had eight oxen with them, which might they intended to sell, said police. They were allegedly caught by a group of persons in the early hours, beaten to death and hanged.