Jharkhand court awards lifer to ‘cow vigilantes’ for lynching of Alimuddin

court also directed District Legal Services Authority to ensure adequate compensation for the victim

It had been almost nine months that one Alimuddin Ansari was lynched by a mob of cow vigilantes in Jharkhand but a Ramgarh court now has gone on and awarded them life imprisonment.

A total of 11 have been convicted in the case.

Interestingly, the development comes a few days after a fast-track court had convicted 11 of the 12 accused.

This includes a district BJP leader as well.

The court also directed District Legal Services Authority to ensure adequate compensation for the victim.

Certain sections of the media said that Ansari’s family members have expressed satisfaction with the verdict.

The family is also said to have demanded compensation as the deceased Almuddin was the sole bread winner of the family.

The lynching of 55-year-old Ansari took place on June 29, 2017, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi publicly spoke against those taking the law into their hands in the name of “gau raksha”.

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