A Muslim teenager was beaten to death in the outskirts of Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi on the first day of 2018 after his request to lower volume of music turned into a heated argument and further escalated to a fight, police said.
According to Ranchi Police, the youth was killed after the teenager along with two other friends requested a group of boys playing loud music to lower the volume in Mandar village.
On Tuesday, people in large number of a particular community took to the National Highway - 33 to protest the killing. Road service were blocked for hours till Ranchi Police assured the protesters to nab the teenager’s killers to the earliest.
The deceased teenager has been identified as Wasim Ansari, 19. He worked in Pune and had returned to Ranchi to celebrate New Year with family.
“A special team has been formed to nab people involved in the attack,” said a senior police officer.
An inspector rank police officer told the media that around six to seven persons were involved in the attack. “During our course of investigation we have learnt that few of his attackers are minors,” said the officer.
Another police officer said, “Security forces have been deployed to prevent mischief mongers to incite riot kind situation in the area.”