Motihari : East Champaran police on September 9, 2019, arrested five persons in connection with mob lynching two persons at Phulwariya and Chaknahiya-Musahartoli villages under Fenahara and Pipra police stations respectively in the district. Police teams are conducting raids to arrest the other accused too but they have fled away from their villages.
SDPO, Pakaridayal, Dinesh Kumar Pandey, told this scribe that Surendra Singh, brother- in -law of Shatrughna Singh,
who was thrashed to death by an unruly mob on September 7, 2019, near village Fulwariya under Fenhara police station on the suspicion of his being a child lifter, has lodged an FIR case against 6 named persons and 8 unknown persons. Mohammad Taz has been arrested by police while the remaining accused are evading arrest.
SDPO, Chakiya, Shailendra Kumar, said that 4 persons have been arrested from Chaknahiya-musahartoli village under Pipra
police station in connection with lynching of a 22 year old man by an unruly mob on September 6, 2019. It may be recalled on here an unidentified young man was beaten to death by an unruly mob on the suspicion of his being a child lifter. According to police, the deceased was a mentally challenged person and was yet to be identified. Police had lodged a case against unknown persons in this case.
Meanwhile, the SHO of all the 44 police stations in the district are holding peace committee meetings under their respective jurisdiction urging social workers , panchayat functionaries, and political party leaders, to launch an awareness drive in villages to prevent such incident by asking the people no to take law into their hand.