Patna, July 6: A man on Friday was pushed off a verandah by a group of people in Bihar’s Nalanda. The man allegedly committed a murder and was trying to escape when the bunch of people got hold of him. Nine people have been arrested in connection with the case. The man has been admitted to a hospital.
During the incident, many people were also seen standing outside the building, the man was being pushed off from and capturing videos and photographs on their mobile phones.
This incident comes after the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the state governments to prevent such incidents. It also stated that mob lynching is ‘beyond law and order problem’. The three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said: “Nobody can take law into their own hands. It is the obligation of the states to see these incidents are prevented.”
Misra also warned against linking mob violence to religion or caste.
“It (mob lynching) is beyond law and order problem. It is a crime. It is not confined to any motive,” Misra said suggesting that it is not only cow vigilantism but also child lifting rumour among others.