A Muslim dairy owner, Usman Ansari, was brutally beaten up and his house was set on fire by a mob in a village in Giridih district of Jharkhand after a headless carcass of a cow was found near his home.
According to the jurisdictional police, a group of approximately 100 people attacked 55-year-old Usman Ansari of Beria Hatiatand village after they spotted the dead animal's body outside his residence.
"Our men braved the crowd and immediately rescued Ansari and his family members". A report in The Indian Express said the police needed to discharge a couple of gunshots after the swarm began stone-pelting which harmed two men. Ansari was taken to a local hospital where his condition is stated to be stable. The incident occurred at Beria Hatiatand village in Deori area, which is almost 200 km from Ranchi, Jharkhand.
"There was heavy stone pelting". As per the latest reports, the victim has been admitted to hospital and his family has been moved to a safer location under police protection.
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One person, identified as Krishna Pandit, was injured when the police fired several rounds in the air to disperse the mob.
The man was out of danger, they said, adding that some persons were also injured in the clash between the mob and the police.
"The mob was highly charged and almost 50 of our men sustained injuries in the stone-pelting".
More than 200 security personnel have been deployed at the spot to ensure law and order. The situation has been brought under control,"adds R K Mullik to his statement". The report additionally said the stone-pelting left numerous policemen harmed in the process.