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2 FIRs registered in Jharkhand lynching case

2 FIRs registered in Jharkhand lynching case

Godda (Jharkhand): Two FIRs have been registered in connection with the lynching of two Muslim men on suspicion of cattle theft in Jharkhand's Godda district, a senior police official said on Thursday.

While four people have already been arrested in connection with the incident on Wednesday, the police are looking for the other accused in the case. The first FIR was lodged on the complaint of one of the arrested persons, Munsi Murmu, under IPC 379 (theft) and 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property), Superintendent of Police, Rajiv Ranjan told reporters.

The second FIR was lodged on the complaint of Imran Ansari, the father of one of the deceased, under IPC sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (unlawful assembly guilty of offence), 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 302 (murder), he said.

One of the victims of the lynching had in the past faced two cases of cattle theft in the neighbouring Dumka district, the officer said, adding the other deceased have been identified as Murtaza Ansari (30).

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