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Bihar: Mob pours acid into man's eyes
May 08, 2008 14:59 IST
In yet another instance of mob justice, a man was severely beaten and had acid poured into his eyes by residents of a village in Bihar's Purnia district.
Purnia superintendent of police B S Meena said the villagers of Radhanagar in the Banmankhi police station area overpowered Vinay Yadav alias Pappu Yadav, wanted in connection with the February 28 killing of Bihari Lal Yadav and his grandson, and beat him mercilessly with sticks and iron rods late on Monday night.
As Vinay collapsed in pain, the villagers poured acid into his eyes, the SP said. The police arrived later and took him into custody. He was rushed to the Purnia Sadar hospital where his condition was stated to be stable.
Of the seven accused named in the attack, four have been arrested while raids continue to apprehend the others, Meena said, describing the incident as a "criminal act".
The incident brought back memories of the Bhagalpur blindings case which was described as the handiwork of policemen.
Similar incidents of mob taking the law into its hands were recently reported from Siwan, Bhagalpur, Motihari and Gopalganj districts.