BJP leader in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh has been arrested over last week’s mob lynching of a man who was accused of carrying beef in his car.
Two others have also been arrested in the case.
On Thursday, Alimuddin (Asgar Ansari)was driving his Maruti van.
He was stopped and brutally attacked by a group of people near Bazaar Tand area .
His car was set on fire.
A senior officer, RK Malik, said the police that as soon as they heard about attack they rescued Ansari but he died in hospital.
Police say that Nityanand Mahto, 45, instigated the mob; a video of the incident, shows that the BJP leader was not just present at the spot but he dragged Mr Ansari out of the van.
As he watched, the mob then thrashed Mr Ansari mercilessly, say police.
The killers, he said, are suspected to be people who had business dealings with Mr Ansari.
He said he could not confirm whether Mr Ansari was carrying beef.
People across the country protested on Wednesday against the rising incidents of mob attacks and cow vigilantism across the country.