Yet another case of mob violence has come to light from Jharkhand’s Lohardaga district on Tuesday where a 52-year-old man identified as Saranai Oraon was allegedly beaten to death at the hand of mob over witch-craft rumours.
Upon receiving the information of the incident, the Senha police reached the village, sent the body for post mortem and started investigating the matter.
As per the reports, Birsa Oraon, son of Sukra Oraon of Jhaljamira village, died. To expresses condolences, all the people of the village went to his house however Sukra’s younger son Sarenai did not go along. Villagers at his house, accused the younger son Saranai of practicing witch craft.
After this, villagers thrashed Saranai with sticks and pelted stones at him until he died. Villager then brought the dead body to Jhaljamira village near Barka Toli Anganwadi center and dumped it over there.
After getting information about this, the police reached Jhaljamira village on the spot and took further action on the statement of the deceased’s son after capturing the body.