Ranchi: A series of incidents of mob lynching in the state over different issues, including child abduction and gau raksha are increasing with high intensity.
Mobs catching hold of persons, thrashing them brutally and escaping without getting arrested are becoming a trend in Jharkhand.
29 June 2017 -A person allegedly transporting beef in Ramgarh district was brutally beaten. He later succumbed to his injuries. According to police, Alimuddin alias Asgar Ansari was held by a mob near Bajartand village, thrashed and his van was set on fire. Police took him to a hospital where he died.
27 June 2017 – A person was brutally beaten in Giridih district, and his house was set on fire after a cow head was allegedly found in the vicinity.
On the same day, a man was thrashed by people as he was alleged to have raped his daughter and set her on fire.
8 June 2017- A girl killed one Panchu Gope, accusing him of molestation.
7 June 2017 – A contractor was beaten to death on charges of raping a widow in Gurha village of Palamu district.
18 May 2017 – Four Muslims were beaten to death for allegedly abducting a child in Rajnagar in Seraikela-Kharsawan district. The mob torched their houses and vehicles and looted their belongings.
The same night, three people were beaten to death and an elderly woman was injured in Nagadih village in East Singbhum district. They had gone to purchase land and were beaten on charges of child abduction. The woman also died later.
10 May 2017- A mentally challenged Rifil Tudu was killed by a mob on charges of abducting a child.
Experts share their views on how law and order is being taken in hands. “Besides, the lynching cases are also taking place because people have no fear of getting punished. Arrests are fine but conviction is more important. Respect for the rule of law comes in mind when convictions are done fast,” RK Mallik, Additional Director General of Police and Jharkhand Police spokesperson, told IANS