Patna, Sep 13: The Bihar government on Thursday announced an interim relief of Rs 1 lakh to the victims of mob lynching. According to a tweet by ANI, the Nitish Kumar government in the state said it will give an additional 2 lakhs after the investigation into the lynching incident is completed. The tweet further added saying that the matters in this regard will be heard in a fast track court within a time period of 6 months.
In the last week, six incidents of mob lynching have been reported across the state. These incidences have raised concerns about the law and order machinery in the state. According to reports, the Bihar police earlier this week had registered an FIR against 150 people in a mob lynching case in Sitamarhi district.
#Bihar govt announces an interim relief of Rs 1 lakh to the victims of mob lynching & will give additional 2 lakhs after the investigation is complete. The matters in this regard will be heard in a fast track court within a time period of 6 months.
— ANI (@ANI) September 13, 2018
On Sunday, a 24-year-old man was lynched by a mob in Sitamarhi district following an allegation of a pick-up van driver that he had snatched money from the latter. According to a report by PTI, Jha was assaulted by a group of villagers near Ramnagra village, in the Riga police station area, after he had an altercation with the driver on Sunday, Veer Dhirendra, a Deputy SP (Sitamarhi Sadar), told PTI.