1 more arrested for tonsuring 6 people over beef consumption in Jharkhand

One more person was arrested for allegedly tonsuring six people in Jharkhand’s Simdega over consumption of beef, police said on Monday. So far, five accused have been arrested in connection with the case.

One more person was arrested for allegedly tonsuring six people in Jharkhand’s Simdega district over charges of beef consumption, police said on Monday.

A total of five people have been arrested so far in connection with the incident which took place in Bhedikudar village in Sadar police station area on September 16, Sub-divisional Police Officer Rajkishore said.

According to a police complaint lodged by a woman victim, the accused persons had come to her house on September 16 and beaten up her husband and groped her.

When their neighbours protested, the accused persons alleged all of them had consumed beef and tonsured them before parading them in the village, the complaint said.

A search operation was launched to nab the remaining four accused, police said.

Police, however, dismissed media reports that said the victims were forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’.

Source: India Today

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