On a day when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came down heavily against killing in the name of Gau bhakti [cow worship], more than 30 people allegedly lynched a 40-year-old man at Bajratar village in Ramgarh district on Thursday for reportedly transporting ‘prohibited meat’.
ADG (Operations) RK Mullick said an FIR has been registered at the Ramgarh police station against 10 people, one of whom has been arrested.
According to the police, the deceased, MD Allimuddin, was a meat trader who belonged to Manuwa village in Hazaribag district.
On Thursday, between 9:30 am and 10 am, Allimuddin was travelling in a Maruti van in Ramgarh district when he was stopped, dragged out of the vehicle by the mob, and allegedly beaten to death.
The van, too, was set on fire. DSP Rajeshwari B and Ramgarh SP Kishore Kaushal said a battered Allimuddin was taken to a local hospital but doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.