Three ladies and a person had been allegedly stripped and thrashed by a mob of round 50 individuals who accused them of practising witchcraft, after which paraded bare all through the village in Jharkhand’s Garhwa district, the police mentioned on Friday.
Two individuals have been arrested in reference to the incident that occurred on Thursday night time in Jharkhand’s Narayanpur village, whereas a search is on to arrest the remaining, they mentioned.
“The incident occurred round 10 pm. Quickly after receiving data, a staff was despatched to the village and it was discovered that round 50 individuals had been current on the spot. Two individuals had been caught whereas the others fled,” Subdivisional Police Officer Brahmin Tutti instructed information company PTI.
“The police first offered garments to the ladies and the person, following which they introduced the 2 accused — Ravi Kumar and Vasudev — to the Sadar police station,” he mentioned.
Strict motion will probably be taken in opposition to these concerned within the incident, the officer mentioned.
The ladies and the person had been stripped and thrashed after two daughters of 1 Bali Rajwar, a resident of the village, fell sick, police mentioned.
Bali Rajwar’s members of the family together with Vikas Kumar Noticed, Bablu Ram, Rajad Paswan, Ravi Kumar Ram and Raju Ram, amongst others, allegedly stripped the three ladies, thrashed them after which paraded them all through the realm, in keeping with the case lodged by the police.
Some villagers tried to intervene and cease the group however they had been verbally abused and threatened, the police mentioned.
Narayanpur’s ward councilor Sivasagar Das mentioned that he additionally tried to pacify the mob however nobody paid any heed to him.
“We’ve got data that round 50 individuals had been concerned within the incident and a search is on for them,” mentioned Rajiv Kumar, the inspector in-charge of the Sadar police station.
“The culprits won’t be spared underneath any circumstances. These on the run will probably be arrested quickly,” he mentioned.