In yet another incident of mob violence, a 34-year-old man was beaten to death by villagers in Jharkhand on Sunday over the suspicion of selling banned meat.

Two other people were left critically injured in the incident that took place in the Khunti district of Jharkhand.

So far, five people have been arrested in connection with the case and teams have been formed to nab the other accused.

The three injured persons were taken to Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi where one of them died.

On June 18, a 24-year-old man Tabrez Ansari was tied to a pole and beaten by a mob for hours. The mob accused him of theft and assaulted him and allegedly forced him to chant “Jai Shri Ram and “Jai Hanuman”. After the assault, Ansari was arrested on charges of theft and sent to judicial custody. Four days later, Ansari was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Days later, 11 accused in the case were cleared of murder charges by the Jharkhand Police after the autopsy report stated that Tabrez Ansari died of “cardiac arrest”.

In the last 15 days more than 10 people have been beaten up by mobs in different districts of the state on charges of child lifting, the police said.