Police fire in the air to disperse lynch protesters

India 4 lynched after villagers think they're child kidnappers

The incident occurred a week after two persons had been beaten to death and as many injured by a mob on suspicion that they were child lifters in Uranium township of Jadugora in East Singhbhum district. As Naim lay bleeding after the mob beat him with stones and wooden sticks, the three other victims Sajju, Siraj and Halim tried to flee, but failed as the mob hounded them and beat them to death despite resistance from a group of locals.

"These are highly superstitious acts that cannot be called communal", said East Singhbhum senior police superintendent of police, Anup T Mathew. Agitated villagers also torched two vehicles belonging to the police in connection with the incidents.

Last week, three persons were killed on the same charges in Seraikela-Kharsawa district.

Police denied reports that a number of child abduction cases were reported in the region as part of trafficking rackets. Taking self cognizance of the incident the chief minister has condemned the killings and has instructed the district administration to take strict action against those who spread such kind of rumours and try to disturb the communal harmony of the state. One of the four men died in hospital. Hence, they cannot be called strangers.

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Three persons were lynched by the villagers, who suspected them of being child lifters in Nagadih within the limits of Bagbera police station on Thursday night, Superintendent of Police (City) Prasant Anand said.

Eye witnesses said the attack was unprovoked and the victims were not given any chance to defend themselves.

In numerous reported cases, the police have filed FIRs against the victims.

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