PATNA: In yet another incident of mob lynching, three persons were beaten to death. This incident has occurred in Saran district in Bihar.
According to reports, the mob turned violent and attacked the victims--Raju Nat, Naushad Qureshi and Videsh, on Friday morning.
The locals suspected that they had come there with the intention to steal cattle. However, victims' kin reject the charge and said that they had gone to buy cattle.
The victims' were rushed to hospital where they were declared brought dead. The police said that a case has been registered and investigation has begun to ascertain the circumstances that led to the killings. [Photo is for representation purpose]
[Jul 19, 2019 NewsBits.in]
LUCKNOW: In a shocking incident, 10 tribals were killed in cold blood when dozens of armed persons went on a shooting spree to seize land.
The incident occurred in Sonbhadra in Uttar Pradesh. Over 100 persons, riding in tractor-trolleys, came to Umbha, a tribal hamlet, on July 16, and tried to take over the land. When locals resisted, they began firing indiscriminately, resulting in the deaths.
The Gond tribals have been living on this land and have been cultivating it, from the pre-independence era. It was after 1955, when the land was strangely transferred to a cooperative society that was formed by one family under a government scheme (at the behest of an IAS officer).
Though the scheme was later abolished, land ownership didn't return to government. However, members of the family linked to IAS officer, were allotted land, who in turn sold it to Yagya Dutt, who wants tribals ousted. After the incident, the villagers are in a state of shock.
For years, locals had been running from pillar to post to get the issue sorted but despite representations, inquires, nothing had happened. The police have arrested over a dozen persons who were involved in the attack, however, the main accused is yet to be caught. [Photo is for representational purpose]
[July 18, 2019 NewsBits.in]
SILCHAR: In a shocking incident, three elderly Haj pilgrims were attacked in Silchar in Assam. The incident occurred on June 27.
The victims--Zamiruddin Laskar, Abdul Khaliq Chaudhary and Nazir Ahmad Laskar, were attacked by a group of unidentified persons who first took away their skullcaps.
Zamiruddin Laskar says that after snatching the skullcap, his face was covered with a piece of cloth and the same treatment was meted to two others.
The attackers allegedly threaten to cut them into pieces. Laskar said that they were abused, attacked and humiliated while the shopkeepers looked on and nobody intervened. The police have now registered a case in this regard and have assured that the attackers would be identified and nabbed soon. Photo courtesy--Barak Bulletin
UPDATE: Three accused--S Chakravarti, Jaideep Pal and Bappa Das have been arrested for the assault with the elderly Haj pilgrims.
[June 28, 2019 NewsBits.in]