Dumka: Locals lynched a truck driver when a two-year-old boy died after being hit by his truck in Dumka, said ANI. Police said, “The child was going with his sister when the truck hit him and he died on the spot. His sister shouted for help at which the villagers gathered there and beat up the driver, resulting in his death.” The incident occurred on Sunday, said reports. The victim, identified as Subit Marandi, was crushed to death at Simanijore village near National Highway-114A in the district around 3 PM. (Also read: Ask Country Heads of Social Media Sites to Check Lynching Incidents: Panel to GoM)
Deputy Superintendent of Police Pujya Prakash was quoted by The Times of India as saying that the situation in the village was peaceful but patrolling had been increased.
Meanwhile, in the Alwar lynching case, three accused, who were arrested for lynching Rakbar Khan to death on the suspicion of being a cow smuggler, have been charged with murder. No cop, according to the TV reports, has been named in the chargesheet. After taking Khan in custody, Alwar cops had allegedly stopped for tea before deciding to take the grievously injured Rakbar to a hospital for treatment.
The Supreme Court has given the states a week’s time to implement its judgement that called for a procedure to prevent mob lynching cases. Failing to do so, the court said, their Chief Secretaries would be summoned. The next date for hearing has been fixed as September 13. The Centre informed the apex court that a Group of Ministers had been constituted. The court said that only 11 states had filed their compliance reports. Tehseen Poonawalla, who had petitioned the apex court and got directives issued to the government on prevention of the crime, also appeared before the Committee of Secretaries and pitched for a new law.