Jharkhand beef lynching case: BJP leader among 11 sentenced to life imprisonment for killing Ramgarh man

Ranchi: A fast track court in Jharkhand's Ramgarh district on Wednesday awarded 11 people, including a BJP leader, life imprisonment for killing a person on charges of carrying beef.

Representational image. CNN News18

Representational image. CNN News18

According to a lawyer, the court convicted 11 people including BJP's Nityanand Mahto on 16 March.

A mob killed Alimuddin on charges of carrying of carrying beef in Ramgarh district on 29 June last year. The trial was monitored by the Jharkhand High Court.

During the trial, the prosecutor produced 19 witnesses and 59 documents. The accused were convicted under different sections of the Indian Penal Code

Last year, a dozen people were lynched in Jharkhand on charges of lifting children and carrying beef.

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Updated Date: Mar 21, 2018 19:49:32 IST

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