A new controversy has erupted over the death of a 23-year-old man Tabrez Ansari, victim of a fatal mob attack in Jharkhand in June, as authorities say he Died of a Heart attack.
Tabrez Ansari was lynched by a mob in Jharkhand on June 17 and he died days later. 23-year-old was brutally thrashed by a mob on June 17 on the allegations of bike theft and was made to chant Jai Shri Ram and Jai Hanuman.
The investigation by Jharkhand Police into the death of 23-year-old Tabrez Ansari, who was earlier believed to be a victim of mob lynching, has found that he died due to cardiac arrest. Following the probe, the police dropped murder case against 11 suspects involved in the incident.
The incident had occurred on June 19, 2019, when Tabrez was beaten up by an angry mob over suspicion of theft in Dhatkidh village of Seraikela district in Jharkhand. It was suspected that the victim was involved in a bike theft. Police took Tabrez Ansari to the Sadar Hospital for primary medical aid before taking him in judicial custody. His condition deteriorated and he died on June 22.
Following the incident, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das had ordered a probe by a Special Investigation Team into the matter. The Chief Minister had also ordered suspension of the Saraikela police officer in-charge with immediate effect. The incident came to light after a video went viral in which Pappu Mandal, the main accused, was seen beating Ansari, who was tied to a pole.
Police have cited the post-mortem report to drop the murder charges against the group of accused persons and also said that it was not a pre-meditated murder. Tabrez Ansari worked in Pune as a welder and labourer and he had come to his village in Jharkhand’s Kharsawan district to celebrate Eid with his family when he was attacked by the mob