Villagers lynch six on suspicion of 'child lifting' in Jharkhand

Ivan Schwartz
May 20, 2017

Mob violence continued unabated across India as a charged mob killed three Muslim cattle traders on rumours that they were involved in the kidnapping of local children. The mob was so violent that they did not listen, even when the local police tried to intervene.

The SP (City) said when a police team reached the spot, agitated villagers started pelting stones at them, injuring some police personnel.

The killings took place in two separate incidents in adjoining districts of Jharkhand State on Thursday.

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In an incident in east Singbhum district, three men, Vikas Kumar Verma, Gautam Kumar verna and Gangesh Gupta, were dragged out of a house and beaten to death and a woman was brutally assaulted as villagers accused them of kidnapping children. The first incident occurred in Sosomoli village, where two people were lynched.

While four persons who were in one vehicle managed to escape, the other four hid themselves in a nearby place but were caught by the villagers and beaten to death.

Telegraph reported that the group of four traders were on their way from Haldipokhar last night to Rajnagar to buy cattle at a local market when a mob, enraged at rumours of "child lifting", intercepted their auto at Shobhapur village in Rajnagar block. Some of the villagers were identified and action would be taken after investigation, Kumar said adding senior officers have gone to the spot with reinforcement. Meanwhile, police also advised people not to believe in rumors so that such incidents can be avoided.

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