Dumka, Jharkhand: Four people were killed by the mob in the states of Bihar and Jharkhand on Thursday. A man was lynched in Dumka district for allegedly raping and murdering an 8-year-old girl, on the same day when a meat trader died of his injuries after 10 men assaulted him and set his van ablaze carrying “cattle meat” in Ramgarh district, as per the police. The victim was identified as Alimuddin Ansari and was in his 30s from the Giddi area of Ramgarh.
Mithun Hansda (30) was tied to a tree with ropes and thrashed mercilessly by an angry mob early on Thursday. The incident happened at Thadihat village under Ramgarh police station in Dumka. The DSP of Ramgarh, Roshan Gudiya said: “Hours after the body of an eight-year-old girl, Sonamuni Marandi, was discovered, the villagers suspected Hansda to have raped and killed her. The girl had gone missing from a wedding ceremony a day ago.” Over twenty people have been booked for murder.
According to the Indian Express, in Rohtas district of Bihar, two alleged thieves were beaten to death by an angry mob. Two brothers Baban Musahar (30) and Murahu Musahar (32), who belonged to the Mahadalit community, were beaten up by about 20 people at Basdiha village under Kochas police station in Rohtas district late on Wednesday night.
While Baban died on the spot, Murahu died at a nearby hospital. Police said the two victims were part of a gang of six thieves trying to enter a house past midnight and were caught by the villagers while the rest four managed to flee.
Nine people were beaten to death in three separate incidents in a span of eight days by rampaging mobs in southern Jharkhand.