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Jharkhand: 8 Held for Lynching a Man On Suspicion Of Being A Thief

The three went to the house of a prospective bride at Tisibar village where they were beaten up by the mob.

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A 26-year-old man was lynched and two others were injured by a mob in Jharkhand’s Palamu district on the suspicion of being thieves.
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Eight people, including a woman were arrested Friday, 7 September, and sent to jail in connection with the lynching of a man in Palamu and injuring two others on the suspicion of being thieves and obstructing police from rescuing them.

They were produced before a local court which remanded to 14 days in judicial custody, Superintendent of Police, Indrajeet Mahatha said.

Stating that more arrests were likely in the incident, he said six persons including the woman were arrested in connection with the lynching and the rest two for obstructing the police.

A 26-year-old man was lynched and two others were injured by a mob in Jharkhand's Palamu district on the suspicion of being thieves on Thursday, 6 September.

The three went to the house of a prospective bride at Tisibar village - around 200 km from Ranchi - on Wednesday evening. They were dragged out the house and beaten up by the mob after a member of the woman's family apparently spread a rumour that that they were thieves, said district Superintendent of Police Indrajit Mahatha.

The deputy SP reached the spot with a police team and rescued the three men, who are residents of the same village. Faced with stiff opposition, the police had to fire four rounds in the air to disperse the mob, but no one was injured, Mahatha said.
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The three, all in their twenties, were rushed to a nearby hospital, where doctors referred them to another one, about 15 km away. One of them succumbed to injuries after arriving at the hospital, the SP said.

Security has been provided to the victims' family and police will maintain vigil to oversee law and order in the village, he added.

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