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Bihar: Vigilante justice resurfaces, three people lynched
February 18, 2008 17:20 IST
Fresh incidents of vigilante justice have been reported from Bihar with three suspected thieves being lynched by mobs in Araria and Vaishali districts, the police said on Monday.
According to the office of Superintendent of Police (Araria), two suspected vehicle lifters were beaten to death by angry villagers in Haripur Kala near Yasodapatti Chowk under Bhargam block, approximately 40 km from Araria, late on Friday night.
The villagers caught them when they tried to flee after stealing a two-wheeler and beat them up fatally, police said.
An FIR was lodged against unidentified persons with the Bhargama police station in the district, police said, adding that investigations were on. The deceased were identified as Vinod Yadav of Mirjapur and Harilal Yadav of Bhaughi village in Araria.
According to another report from Vaishali district, a suspected thief was beaten to death by angry villagers at Sahdullapur, under Lalganj police station in the district, on Friday night. Five persons had allegedly tried to burgle the house of one Ramdeo Choudhary at Sahdullahpur village, but villagers captured one of them and lynched him, sources said. The others managed to flee, they added.
The person was yet to be identified, they said. An FIR was registered with the Lalganj police station.