Patna: Bihar police have registered an FIR against 150 people in a mob lynching case in Sitamarhi district. A 24-year-old man was lynched by a mob on September 9 following the allegation of a pick-up van driver that he had snatched money from the latter, police said.
Bihar: FIR against 150 people after lynching in Sitamarhi
Rupesh Jha was assaulted by a group of villagers near Ramnagra village under Riga police station area after he had an altercation with the pick-up van driver on September 9, Sitamarhi Sadar Deputy SP Veer Dhirendra told PTI.
He was first taken to the Sadar hospital and then shifted to the Patna Medical College and Hospital where he died a day later.
Police sources told PTI that the pick-up van driver alleged that Jha was trying to flee on his motorbike after snatching his money and when he raised an alarm, the villagers assembled and beat him up with canes. Jha's relatives, however, claimed that he was beaten up by the mob when he tried to overtake the pick-up van, the sources said.
His body was, however, not sent for postmortem and cremated earlier.
This is a second of mob lynching in Bihar in past one week.
On September 7, three people who barged into a government school classroom in a bid to kidnap a minor girl were lynched in Begusarai district.
The Bihar Police had claimed that the lynching of three people took place in the presence of 5,000 people.
-- Keshav (IndiaToday.in