Araria mob lynching: Video shows slain 55-year-old Muslim pleading for his life

While the man was killed last week, the matter came to light only on Thursday after a video showing him pleading in front of the mob surfaced.

Araria, Bihar: In yet another Lynching incident reported, a 55-year-old Muslim man was mercilessly lynched to death by a frenzied mob of around 300 over suspicion of cattle theft in Bihar’s Araria District.

The incident took place in the last week of December 29 in Simarbani village which is about 300 km from Pata where a man identified as Kabul Miyan a former village head was brutally beaten in the face and thrashed using sticks until he lay lifeless on the ground, as per reports.

While the man was killed last week, the matter came to light only on Thursday after a video showing him pleading in front of the mob surfaced. The video, shot by ones watching the horrific act, was uploaded on social media three days ago- Sub Divisional Police Officer, Araria, K D Singh was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

The police have lodged an FIR against unknown individuals. The video shows 55-year-old Kabul pleading in front of the mob. He was reportedly killed on the night of December 29 and the police discovered his body on the morning of December 30

“There is a practice of cattle stealing and smuggling in that area. In this case, too, some people tried to steal the cattle of a man called Muslim Miyan. But the villagers who were keeping a vigil started shouting and the thieves ran away. Villagers ran after them and got hold of Kabul and beat him. By the time the police could reach the spot, the mob had killed him,” Singh told was quoted as saying in media reports.

“There is tension in Simarbani. Kabul’s relatives are angry and demanding that a named FIR be registered. We have assured them that the same would be done as soon as we get evidence against any suspect,” Singh told PTI.

According to the agency report, Himanshu Sharma, District Magistrate said that he was “not aware of the details of the incident but instructions have been issued for maintaining order in the area and bringing the guilty to book at the earliest”.