Tabrez Ansari, who was brutally thrashed on suspicion of having stolen a bike, died due to brain haemorrhage, according to the post-mortem report.
According to police sources, the post-mortem report submitted by the doctors says that Ansari had sustained a bone fracture in his head which caused brain haemorrhage leading to his death.
Ansari was mercilessly beaten by a group of people last month and was allegedly forced to shout “Jai Sri Ram”, after being suspected of involvement in bike theft.
His two associates managed to escape from the spot and have not been traced so far by the police.
Ansari died in judicial custody a week after the thrashing incident. Eleven people have been arrested in connection with his killing.
The post-mortem report was submitted two days ago to the Seraikela police.
“During the investigation, it has been found that the officer-in-charge of two police stations did not react on time to save Tabrez Ansari. The local village head informed police about the incident at 2 am but they reached the spot at 6 pm”, a police source told IANS.
“The doctors attending Tabrez did not treat him well. The X-ray report indicated a fracture in his head but he was not treated for brain haemorrhage. He was forwarded to jail,” he said.
The Jharkhand High Court has sought a report from the state government regarding Ansari’s killing.
The court has also sought a report on violent protests by members of the Muslim community on July 5 to protest the Jharkhand lynching.
While the High Court has expressed unhappiness over the July 5 protests against the mob lynching, no one has been arrested so far in this connection, despite police possessing CCTV footage.