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The Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is slated to visit Jamtara and address a rally there on December 19.

The party has billed the rally as “Akrosh rally.”.After addressing the rally,he plans to go to Narainpur,home town of late Minhaz Ansari and meet his family members.

Minhaz was arrested over WhatsApp messages on ‘beef’ that the police claimed were inflammatory.He had allegedly died in custody due to beating and not because of encephalitis, a postmortem examination has concluded.

Minhaz, 22, was arrested on October 2 in Jamtara district for an objectionable post on WhatsApp. He died on October 9 at a hospital in Ranchi. His family had alleged that he had been beaten and tortured by the police.

The postmortem report stated that his body bore abrasions and internal injury, sources said. Doctors also suspect had had not been fed in the initial days of police custody. His viscera will be sent to a forensic lab for further examination.

On October 4, the police had presented Minhaz before the media, explaining why he had been arrested. Slumped against the wall, his face covered with a cloth, his condition raised suspicion that he was unable to walk or even stand because of a severe beating.

Following the allegations of torture after his death, the police set up an inquiry.

Minhaz was detained along with a few others on October 2 over a WhatsApp message on beef which the police said had potential to disturb peace in the run up to Dussehra and Muharram. While the others were let off, Minhaz, who allegedly started the group, was arrested and charged.

Soon,the Aam Admi Party leaader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal plans to hold a party meeting in Ranchi on December 22,informed Vandana Kumari adding that the meeting will be participated by its members from across Jharkhand.


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