Patna, August 10: In a yet another case of mob lynching in Bihar, a person was beaten to death near Mohammedpur village in Patna district on Friday. Patna Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Garima Malik said that the 45-year-old man, who thrashed on suspicion of being a child lifte,r died in the hospital on Saturday morning. Three Men Beaten to Death by Locals in Baniyapur on Suspicion of Cattle Theft.
A similar incident of mob lynching was reported from Naubatpur today. "Police responded immediately and we have arrested 22 persons," said Malik speaking to news agency ANI. Meanwhile, a case has been registered and an investigation is underway. Lynching in India: Understanding Mob Violence and The Psychology Behind The Killings.
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Patna: A person who was thrashed by a mob on suspicion of being a child lifter yesterday, died in hospital today. Garima Malik, SSP Patna says, "today an incident of mob lynching has been reported from Naubatpur. Police responded immediately & we have arrested 22 persons." #Bihar pic.twitter.com/PhXsGUAzFw
— ANI (@ANI) August 10, 2019
The mob lynching incidents have been on a rise across Bihar. According to ADGP Patna Jitendra Kumar, 12 incidents of mob lynching has been reported from July 23 to August 7. “Public shouldn’t take law in their hands,” police said adding that special drives have been organised across the state to spread awareness among the people.
“The motive to organise the programme was that several people traverse through that point and words of police would reach locations were people would travel," said Kumar. Meanwhile, in August itself, more than 10 mob lynching incidents have been reported.