Muslim youth hung upside down by mob in Jharkand

New Delhi, December 24, 2021 (PPI-OT):In the Indian state of Jharkhand, a mob severely beat up a Muslim youth after hanging him upside down from a tree. Though the news of the assault came to light on Wednesday with the videos surfacing on social media, the police said the incident had taken place last week in Karma village in Lesliganj Police limits in Palamu district of the state.

Speaking to media over phone, Gautam Kumar, sub-inspector at the Lesliganj police station, said, as soon as the video came to our notice yesterday (Wednesday), he visited the victim’s home and brought him to the police station to record his written complaint and we registered an FIR in the matter under various sections of Indian penal Code including attempt to murder.

The police have launched a manhunt to nab the culprits some of whom have been identified and are likely to be arrested soon, Kumar added. The victim, Khustar Ansari, is a resident of Jhapar village. “He is in better condition now. The injuries were though minor, we took him to the hospital for check-up as he had not visited the doctor after the assault,” the officer further said.

This is the first case of mob violence that has caught media attention after the state passed legislation on Tuesday that envisages stringent punishments for mob violence including death. Jharkhand, thus becomes the fourth state in India, after West Bengal, Rajasthan and Manipur, to come up with a law against lynching which are on the rise since the Modi government assumed power in 2014 as Hindutva goons have been emboldened to go after ordinary people from the minority communities over petty reasons.

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