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Life terms to 10 for lynching in Jharkhand

Ranchi, April 24 (IANS) A court on Tuesday awarded life imprisonment to 10 persons convicted of lynching a person in Bokaro district of Jharkhand in 2017 after suspecting him of kidnapping children.

Tenughat court Judge Gulam Haider handed out the jail terms to the convicts.

On April 4, 2017 a mob caught hold of victim Shamsuddin Ansari at Narra village in Chandrapura police station area of the district when he had gone to his in-laws’ house. He was thrashed brutally, following which he died.

Around a dozen fatalities in similar cases were reported from four districts of the state last year.

–IANS

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