Jharkhand lynching: Fact-finding team questions complicity of police
Local police may have been complicit in the lynching of Prakash Lakda, a 50-year-old Adivasi of Jurmu village in Gumla’s Dumri block, on April 10, 2019, when he and three others were beaten up by a right-wing mob. He was killed by a mob of men from the Sahu community of the neighbouring Jairagi village.…
After being beaten for around three hours, the victims were dumped by the mob in front of the Dumri Police Station at midnight. The perpetrators met the policemen and left. Instead of immediately rushing the victims to a hospital, the police made them wait outside in the cold for around four hours. This points towards complicity of the police with the perpetrators of violence.…
No BJP leader has even condemned the incident till now. The report says the silence of the BJP indicates its tacit approval of the incident. It is another example of the rising intolerance and repression against the Adivasis, Dalits and religious minorities under the BJP rule, it adds. “It also exposes the plans of the party to polarise votes in the Lok Sabha elections on religious lines,” states the report.
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