11 jailed for life over India 'beef' murder

11 jailed for life over India 'beef' murder

A court in the northern Indian state of Jharkhand has sentenced eleven people to life in prison for lynching a Muslim meat trader last year.

Alimuddin Ansari was beaten to death by the men for transporting beef.

This is the first time India has convicted anyone for cow vigilantism despite a spate of attacks on Muslim meat traders in the last few years.

Incidents of cow vigilantism have become increasingly common in India, but police investigations have often led to acquittals of those accused. APP/AFP

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