Jharkhand lynching convict Sikandar Ram electrocuted

By PTI Published on Jul 27, 2018 06:41 PM IST

Ramgarh (Jharkhand): Sikandar Ram, one of the 11 convicts in the Ramgarh district lynching case, who was later granted bail by the Jharkhand High Court, was today electrocuted near his home in Ramgarh town, the police said.

The incident took place at Bazaar Tand locality, under the jurisdiction of Ramgarh town police station, when Sikandar Ram was walking towards a market, they said.

He died on the spot after he came in contact with a live wire that had snapped from an electric pole and fallen on the ground, the officer-in-charge of Ramgarh town police station, Rajesh Kumar, said.

Ram's body was recovered and sent for post-mortem examination, a senior police officer said.

Sikandar Ram was one among the 11 convicted in the Ramgarh beef lynching case. They were awarded life imprisonment by a fast track court in Ramgarh in March this year.

Later, on 29 June this year, the Jharkhand High Court granted bail to eight of the convicts, including Sikandar Ram.

Two more convicts were granted bail as well, recently. Deepak Mishra is the only one behind bars at present.

he Investigating Officer of the case, Vidhywati Ohdar, had filed a chargesheet against 12 of the 17 accused, including Sikandar Ram.

Since one of the accused was a minor, he was sent to a remand home.

A group had lynched 40-year-old Alimuddin Ansari in Bazaar Tand locality of Ramgarh town on 29 June  2017, on suspicion that he was carrying beef in his car.

Forensic tests later confirmed that the meat he was carrying was beef.

Alimuddin's wife Mariam Khatoon had lodged an FIR against 17 persons, including Sikandar Ram, a day after Alimuddin's lynching.