Ramgarh (Jharkhand), Jun 30 (PTI) Prohibitory orders preventing assembly of more than four persons was today imposed here, a day after a man was beaten to death by a mob on suspicion that he was carrying beef in his vehicle which triggered panic, officials said. Also Read - COVID-19: Centre, States Discuss Fresh Spurt in Cases; Nationwide Lockdown on Cards Again?
On the basis of detailed reports received from sub- divisional officer, Anant Kumar, the administration imposed prohibitory orders under CrPC section 144 in all the six blocks of Ramgarh, Deputy Commissioner Rajeshwari B said. Also Read - Poll Dates Announced For 5 Assemblies, Mamata Questions EC | All Major Election Developments in 10 Points
The situation is tense but under control and additional security forces were deployed in identified points of the district, Inspector General of Police M L Meena said. Also Read - Day After Mamata Banerjee's Pillion Ride, Smriti Irani Drives A Scooter | See Pictures
Dependents of the deceased family would be given Rs two lakh as compensation by the state government, she said.
Meena, who visited Ramgarh and held meetings with senior police and administrative officials said that two FIRs were registered with the Ramgarh police station.
One person has been arrested by the police and the police were conducting raids to nab the other accused named in the FIR.
Kishore Kaushal, Superintendent of Police, Ramgarh, said the report from forensic laboratory has not been received so far.
Around 30 people yesterday surrounded the van bearing a West Bengal number plate in the Bazaar Tand area of Ramgarh police station.
They dragged out the driver of the vehicle, Mohd Allimuddin, a resident of neighbouring Hazaribagh district, and thrashed him, injuring him seriously.
The police on getting information rushed to the spot and took Allimuddin to a hospital, where he was declared “brought dead” by doctors, a police officer said.
The mob also set the vehicle on fire.
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