Daltonganj/Nawada, Oct 9 (UNI) Mob justice and lynching continued unabated with four more people being killed in two separate incidents in Jharkhand and Bihar today.
Taking law in their own hands, residents of Koiridih village in Jharkhand beat up four people after they were caught stealing valuables from one Naniak Mahto.
While three of them succumbed to injuries, one has been admitted to hospital.
The deceased have been identified as Kariman Mushar, Saroj Mushar and Dudheshwar Mushar, hailing from Katiya village under the Hariharganj police station area of district Daltonganj.
Despite Chief Minister Nitish Kumar issuing a stern warning against such incidents, another incident of lynching was reported from Bihar where irate villagers killed a suspected thief at Sawaia Gopalpur village under Akbarpur police station area.
Police today said the villagers caught the thief red handed from the house of one Ram Sahay Manjhi and lynched him. The deceased, identified as Amreek Rajvanshi of Barhori village under Akbarpur police station, died on the spot.
The body had been sent for a postmortem and a case lodged in the incident.
Earlier in September, in an unprecedented display of brutality, 10 suspected thieves were lynched at Delhpurwa village in Vaishali district of Bihar.
More than 20 people had so far been beaten to death since this incident.
Prior to this, a person who had allegedly snatched a gold chain from a woman was severely beaten up a mob, tied to a motorcycle and dragged for some distance by the police at Bhagalpur in August.
Such incidents of lynching have sent shock waves in the state law enforcement agencies. Mr Kumar had issued a stern warning against such cases and appealed to the people not to take law in their own hands.