Eight Get Life Term in Jharkhand Mob Lynching Case

Majlum Ansari, 32, a cattle trader, and Imitiaz Khan, 12, were found hanging from a tree between in Balumath on March 17, 2016.

Latehar, Jharkhand: A court here on Friday awarded life term to eight men convicted in a case related to killing and hanging of two persons, including a minor, in March 2016.

The court of First Class Judicial Magistrate Rishikesh Kumar pronounced the sentence and slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 on each of them, public prosecutor Balram Prasad said.

In case of default or non-payment of fine, he said, the convicts would have to spend one more year in prison.

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Majlum Ansari (32), a cattle trader, and Imitiaz Khan (12) were found hanging from a tree between Jhabar and Chetan areas under Balumath police station limits on March 17, 2016.

They were reportedly taking their cattle to a village fair for sale when they were attacked.

The police had said that they were beaten to death and then hanged from the tree.

Five accused – Manoj Sahu, Pramod Sao, Awadhesh Sao, Mithilesh Sao alias Banti and Manoj Kumar Sao – were arrested shortly after the incident.

The remaining three – Arun Sao, Sahadev Soni and Bishal Tiwari – had surrendered before a local court later.