Incident of mob lynching the state of Jharkhand are on the rise day by day. Yet another case of mob resorting to violence and taking law and justice in own hands lead to the death of a man.
Going by the reports, a man identified as Bhola Hazra was beaten to death by a few villagers after they caught him stealing. The incident happened in the Chihutia village of Jarmunda police station ares in Dumka district of Jharkhand, on the intervening night of Wednesday-Thursday.
Reportedly, there were three more thieves with Bhola but they managed to escape.
Reports claim that the thief Bhola Hazra belonged to the robbers gang called Harza, and was involved in various theft crimes in the past. Police officials reportedly said that the deceased was also booked under the Arms Act. In fact, there is also a case registered against him in Punjab. In one case, the Punjab Police had taken Bhola on remand.
Last month, a man named Tabrez Ansari was attacked by a mob in Kharsawan district of Jharkhand on the suspicion of theft. He was beaten up mercilessly for hours before being handed over to the police. He succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital on 22 June.
Tabrez’s family has alleged that the attack was communal and that he was made to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Jai Hanuman’.