Over a 100-strong mob attacked a Muslim man on the suspicion that he had slaughtered a cow after allegedly finding the carcass of a bovine near his house in Giridih district, the police said.
The group raided the house of the man at Barieya village on Tuesday night shortly after the carcass of a cow was allegedly found, they said.
The police rescued the man from the marauding mob and admitted him to a local hospital, but later shifted him to a hospital in Dhanbad owing to the seriousness of his injuries, the police said.
The man was out of danger, they said, adding that some persons were also injured in the clash between the mob and the police.
They have been admitted to hospitals in Dhanbad and their condition has been stated to be stable.
Ten persons have been detained and prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC imposed in the area, Deputy Inspector General of Police Bhimsen Tuti told PTI.
Jharkhand Inspector General of Police (Headquarters) Ashish Batra said the matter was under investigation and a case has been registered at Deori police station.
5 injured in group clash in tiff over transporting cattle in Tamil Nadu
Five persons were injured in a clash between two groups in Palani, Tamil Nadu, on Wednesday over transporting cattle in a lorry, allegedly in violation of norms, police said.
Members of fringe outfit Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi and Social Democratic Party of India on the one hand and Hindu Makkal Katchi and the Bharatiya Janata Party workers on the other clashed over the issue.
Police resorted to a lathi-charge to disperse the clashing groups and prevent violence from spreading.
According to police, seven cows and a calf were being transported in a mini-lorry in 'cruel conditions' when Sri Sendalankara Shenbaga Mannar Jeer (a priest working for the welfare and education of Dalit colonies), who was passing that way, questioned the lorry driver why they were treating the cattle in that manner.
He also reported the matter to the local police. Police took the lorry to the station to check the papers when members of Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi and Social Democratic Party of India workers blocked traffic and started pelting stones at vehicles and buses.
While VCK workers contended that the cattle was being transported for rearing, HMK members alleged the cows were being transported to slaughter houses without permit.
The priest also faced the ire of VCK workers, who hurled stones at his vehicle, forcing police to intervene and disperse the clashing groups.
Police said cases had been registered against 'unknown persons' for indulging in violence and damaging buses.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Venkatraman, who rushed to the spot, brought the situation under control after holding discussions with the two groups.