Some areas in Jamshedpur saw fresh clashes between protestors and the police on Sunday morning. Prohibitory orders were imposed in four parts of the city after there were acts of violence in and around the areas on Saturday. These orders were imposed under Section 144, which disallows more than four people from gathering at a place, according to PTI.
The unrest has been ignited by the lynching of four Muslim men in Saraikela-Khushwahan district on Thursday.
This was one of the two incidents of mob violence that took place in south Jharkhand. Earlier, rumours of child kidnapping were doing the rounds, where the angry mob had beaten six people to death, accusing them of being child kidnappers.
Earlier, Mohammed Naeem, an animal dealer and resident of Phulpal village in East Singhbhum, was passing through Sobhapur in Saraikela-Khushwahan district in a truck with his three companions, Sajad Saju, Siraj and Alim on May 18. The people of the neighbouring Rajnagar thought of them as child kidnappers and killed them.
According to media reports, as news of this incident spread, protests were held in some Muslim areas on Friday, where residents closed shops and blocked roads. On Saturday, the protests intensified and several policemen were injured, while trying to control the protests.
“The situation is under control now and adequate force have been deployed in the area,” Deputy Commissioner of East Singhbhum district Amit Kumar said on Sunday.