Custodial death for Beef message: ZAK appeals Siasat readers to help the bereaved family

Jamtara: 22-year-old Minhaj Ansari succumbed to his injuries at hospital in Jharkhand after being allegedly beaten all night in police custody for sharing a “controversial Whatsapp comment” on beef.

According to reports, Minhaj, a mobile shop owner and a resident of Tarpar Tola, Dighari, Jamtara district in Jharkhand along with a group of people arrested on October 3 over circulating a message on WhatsApp on beef.

While other suspects released a day later with black and blue marks on their body showing signs of considerable torture, but Ansari was placed under arrest. He was tortured so mercilessly in police custody that he breathed last on October 9 at a hospital in Ranchi.

An FIR of murder has been registered against the officer-in-charge Sub-Inspector Harish Pathak and has since been suspended and and a high-level inquiry ordered.

The family of late Ansari- his parents Umar Mian and Ajhola Bibi, five brothers, one sister and his widow with one-year-old daughter mourned the loss of the sole earning member of the family.

The murder has left the whole family shaken which snatched away the father of a toddler, husband, a brother and a son.

Mr. Zahid Ali Khan, Editor, The Siasat Daily has appeal to the readers of Siasat to come forward and help to provide relief to the bereaved family. The following are the details of Minhaj Ansari’s family account details:


Account No- 31364383352

Bank – State Bank of India (Chainpur Branch)


MICR CODE- 814002510

Contact Number: Qadir Ansari (Uncle of Minhaj Ansari)-09631181367