Local BJP leader held in Jharkhand lynching case


Ramgarh: A local BJP leader has been arrested in connection with lynching of a meat trader in Ramgarh district in Jharkhand recently.

Nityanand Mahato, the local BJP leader, and Santosh Singh were arrested in the case. Another accused Chhotu Rana surrendered in Ramgarh court, Superintendent of Police Kishore Kaushal said on Saturday.

Police have also taken a man into custody for interrogation.

A 40-year-old meat trader, a resident of village Manua in Hazaribagh district, was beaten to death by a mob on Thursday on suspicion that he was carrying beef in his vehicle. The mob also set the vehicle on fire.

Though normalcy in Ramgarh has been restored, security forces are still present all 33 sensitive joints of the district.

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