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Lynch: man held for objectionable social media post

Jamshedpur: Police today arrested one person for allegedly posting objectionable materials in the social media in connection with post-child lifting related violence here on Saturday, officials said.

The arrested person, a resident of Industrial township of Adityapur, had posted objectionable materials in Facebook on the violence at Mango, East Singhbhum district Deputy Commissioner Amit Kumar and Senior Superintendent of Police, Anoop T Mathew told a joint press conference.

A protest against Thursday’s lynching of four persons in suspicion of being child lifters turned violent in Mango and several other areas of Jamshedpur on Saturday.

“We are interrogating the person,” they said adding that a case has been registered against him under IPC and IT Act.

He was one of the 18 persons arrested today in connection with the lynching.

—PTI