Ranchi, December 22: In Jharkhand, 8 people have been sentenced to life imprisonment with a fine of rupees 25 thousand each for killing two animal traders.
This was viewed as mob lynching when in 2016 at Java Chetak Road under Balumath police station of Latehar district, two cattle traders were killed. Upper District and Session Judge Rishikesh Kumar sentenced all the eight accused.
In March 2016, both traders were beaten up and then hanged from a tree by a mob of so-called cow vigilantes in Khaprelwar village of Latehar district.
Family members of both the victims are not satisfied with the quantum of sentence. "We seek death penalty for the killers and compensation for the family members to eke out a living," said one of the family members
Earlier this year, six people were convicted by a Ramgarh court for killing a trader on the charge of cow smuggling.