Jamshedpur, May 20: Police Saturday fired in the air to disperse a mob which blocked roads here, demanding arrest of those involved in the lynching of four persons of a community in Seraikela-Kharswan district. “Police fired in the air and hurled tear gas shells to disperse the mob.
However, the situation is under control now and adequate force have been deployed in the area to maintain law and order, Deputy Commissioner of East Singhbhum district Amit Kumar said. The protesters gathered in the Mango area here demanding immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the lynching of four person of their community under Rajnagar police station area, police said.
The members of a community also put up road blockade in Dhatkidih under Bistupur police station area of East Singhbhum district, disrupting traffic movement. Four persons were lynched on Thursday by villagers suspecting them to be child lifters in Seraikela-Kharswan district.
Protesting against the killing of four people in
Rajnagar who were branded as child lifters and beaten to death by the
villagers violence broke out in several places of Jamshedpur following
which police resorted to Lathi charge and using tear gas shells and
even fired in the air to disperse the crowd.
In the stone pelting by the crowd about half a dozen policemen also
sustained injuries while the crowd also ransacked inside Manngo Police
Station. Police sources said that early in the morning protestors at
Dhatkidih burnt tyres and held a road blocked following which PCR DSP
reached on the spot but the people started stone pelting on him and
his vehicle was broken. The vehicle of Bistupur police station
office-in-charge was also damaged by the people.
The crowd also vent its anger on City SP Prashant Anand as he was too
attacked by stones. The agitators completely damaged the TOP at
Dhatkdih. The situation was brought under control after intervention
by senior members of the community and other people.
Couple of days ago in Shobapur village of Rajnagar four people were
beaten to death on the charge sof being child lifters. All those
killed were members of a particular community. Under the banner of
Muslim Ekta Manch a human chain was decided to be formed demanding
compensation and action against the guilty. The outfit had also called
for closure of shops and establishment, however the protest turned
Jamshedpur SSP Anup T Mathew said that at no place incident of child
theft was reported but some people were spreading theses messages
through social networking and police has started identifying such
persons. He also appealed to the villagers to maintain calm and not
fall in the trap of such rumours. The SSP said that strict action
would be taken against the guilty.
Jharkhand police has appealed people not to listen to any rumour