Jharkhand: FIR against 8 security men for ‘murdering’ tribal man last year

The Jharkhand Police have registered an FIR against eight security personnel, including a CRPF Deputy Commandant, for “murdering” a tribal man and “destroying the evidence” a year ago — The Indian Express reported on Tuesday.

The incident happened on 12 June 2021, in Piri village, under Garu block of Jharkhand’s Latehar district. Initally, an FIR was registered against the members of the tribal community claimed that a police party spotted around 12 men with “weapons” around 8 am and asked them to surrender. But despite “repeated” warnings, the villagers allegedly “fired at the police”.

It says the security personnel then fired in “self-defence”.

The villagers challenged the version of the story and demanded an investigation into the killing of a tribal man, calling it a case of unilateral firing by police. A year later, their demands are met and a second FIR is registered against CRPF and Jharkhand on May 3 this year.

The new FIR stated that one Brahmdev Singh was “murdered” when he, along with the others, had gone hunting.