In a shocking incident, similar to the Dadri lynching, two Muslims cattle traders were beaten hard and hanged to death from a tree on Friday in India’s Jharkhand district.
The two men with their buffalos were on their way to a Friday market when they were deadly beaten and hanged to death from a tree by suspected cattle-protection vigilantes in Balumath forest in Latehar district, which is situated 100 kilometers from the state capital.
Police said their hands were tied and the bodies bore injury marks, appears that they were hanged after being beaten to death. While an FIR says a group of people had been spotted beaten up Muhammad Majloom (he was 25-year-old) and Azad Khan Alias Ibrahim (15-year-old), it does not saying anything confirm about the possible reason for the attack, the included.
While Majloom lived in Balu gaon in Balumath, Kahn was a resident of Nawada village in Herhataganj near the police station. Anoop Birthare (Latehar SP) said: “Their hands were tied and it appears they were hanged after being beaten to death. Their dead bodies have been sent for post-mortem.”
Latehart MLA Prakash Ran blamed on radicals Hindu that they were behind the killing.
“Four months ago, a group of men tried to murder a cattle trader in Gomia village of Balumath. The man got success to escape,” MLA Prakash Ram said.
While slaughter of cow and oxen are banned in the state it doesn’t apply to buffaloes.