By Muslim Mirror Staff
A 42-year-old tribal man was beaten black and blue by the police in Garu area of Jharkhand’s Latehar district. He was picked up from his home for “dropping off Maoists” in the forest area.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has ordered an inquiry into the incident after it was highlighted on social media.
The victim identified as Anil Singh told reporters that he and another person were severely beaten in the intervening night of February 23 and 24. Singh lost his consciousness due to the beating.
4/n Anil got himself checked up in the local sadar hospital. See the extent of the violence on him. He was told by police not to tell anyone about this. @HemantSorenJMM @Jairam_Ramesh @napmindia @The_Mooknayak @Ram_Guha @ankitshukla1979 @chaubeyashutosh @_YogendraYadav pic.twitter.com/VF2XC2lHuQ
— Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha (@JharkhandJanad1) February 27, 2022
In the morning, the police feed him saying that he was picked up by mistake. In a tweet, Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha, an independent organisation, said that Sing was asked by the police not to tell anyone about the incident.