Three ladies and a person have 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 stated on Friday.
Two folks 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 remainder, they stated.
“The incident happened around 10 pm. Soon after receiving information, a team was sent to the village and it was found that around 50 people were present at the spot. Two people were caught while the others fled,” Subdivisional Police Officer Brahmin Tutti advised information company PTI.
“The police first provided clothes to the women and the man, following which they brought the two accused — Ravi Kumar and Vasudev — to the Sadar police station,” he stated.
Strict motion will probably be taken in opposition to these concerned within the incident, the officer stated.
The ladies and the person have been stripped and thrashed after two daughters of 1 Bali Rajwar, a resident of the village, fell sick, police stated.
Bali Rajwar’s relations together with Vikas Kumar Saw, 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 world, based on the case lodged by the police.
Some villagers tried to intervene and cease the group however they have been verbally abused and threatened, the police stated.
Narayanpur’s ward councilor Sivasagar Das stated that he additionally tried to pacify the mob however nobody paid any heed to him.
“We have information that around 50 people were involved in the incident and a search is on for them,” stated Rajiv Kumar, the inspector in-charge of the Sadar police station.
“The culprits will not be spared under any circumstances. Those on the run will be arrested soon,” he stated.