Ranchi: A cattle trader has been killed allegedly by unidentified assailants in Giridih district of Jharkhand, said media reports on Monday. According to the local daily Prabhat Khabar, police from Pirtand police station in Giridih found the body of the deceased with the throat slit in the morning. (Also read: Chargesheet Filed in Dhule Lynching Case)Also Read - Kanpur Businessman Death: Murder Case Filed Against Six Cops in UP's Gorakhpur, No Arrests Yet

The report said that the assailants had written ‘dalaal (middleman)’ on the vest of the deceased. The victim has been identified as 55-year-old Rameshwar Miyan. When the police found the body, its hands were tied. Rameshwar’s relatives informed the police that he had gone to Harladih on his motorcycle on Sunday. The police were yet to recover his motorcycle. Also Read - Handy Travel Guide for Jharkhand - Check Out These Stunning Places on Your Next Vacay

According to the relatives of the deceased, he had taken a loan of Rs 50,000 a couple of days ago. The police were investigating if there’s any connection between the money transaction with the attack on Rameshwar. More details were awaited. Also Read - Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren-Led Delegation Meets Home Minister Amit Shah, Demands Caste Census

Only last week, Giridih was in the news when a student was allegedly thrashed by ABVP workers for questioning the government at the Centre. The student, PK Suman, was thrashed for raising questions and urging fellow students to think about the promises fulfilled by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government after it had come to power in 2014.

Suman claimed later that some ABVP students took away his mic and started slapping and thrashing him. Suman said, “I just said that PM Modi came to power with many promises but youth must think how many of them have been fulfilled. On this, some ABVP students took away my mic and started slapping me.”

In Giridih again, twelve alleged cattle smugglers were arrested Wednesday and several heads of cattle were rescued from their possession, police said. Following the direction of Giridih SP, the police initiated action at Bagodar and Khorimahua and stopped 12 vehicles carrying cattle and arrested the twelve alleged cattle smugglers, said sources. Police said that some of the smugglers tried to run them over during the checking.