Mob Lynching : Worst Law & Order Situation Across State
Mumbai : In Maharashtra’s Palghar district, three people including 2 monks and a driver lost their lives due to mob lynching. They are beaten to death by a group of villagers in Gadchinchale village of Palghar on the suspicion of being thieves . All three persons were going to Surat from Mumbai to attend a funeral . Already 110 villagers have been brought to local Police stations for questioning .
According to the Source , a wild and frenzied crowd of over more than 100 people attacked the three people when they were on their journey towards Nashik from Mumbai to attend a funeral. The villagers deemed them as thieves and started attacking them. The police team which had rushed to the spot to rescue the 70-year-old monk also came under the attack of the violent mob.
The three men were travelling to Nashik in a car. The manic crowd stopped their car and violently dragged the trio out of their car before subjecting them to their relentless onslaught. Amongst the three lynched by the mob, 2 of them were Hindu sadhus while the third one was the driver of the rental car they were travelling in.
The local police official claimed that the police team had reached the location as soon as they were informed about the incident. However, they were outnumbered by the frantic crowd who had joined in droves to attack the men who they thought belonged to a gang of thieves. The police could not save the three men and all three were lynched to death by the crazed mob. Police vehicles were also attacked by the crowd. An investigation has been ordered in the case and about 110 people have been taken into custody by the police.
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The three deceased have been identified as Sushil Giri Maharaj, Jayesh and Naresh Yalgade, residents of the Kandivali suburb of Mumbai. The trio had apparently rented a car and was travelling to Nashik to attend a funeral. Despite the lockdown, the three managed to reached Palghar, 120 km from Mumbai, where they were stopped by a demonic mob baying for their blood. Rumours of the child thief gang had run high and wild throughout the region for the last few days. The crowd suspected that the three men belonged to the child thief gang and launched an aggressive assault against them. Later, when the police recovered the three men and took them to the hospital, they were pronounced dead on arrival.
However, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra tweeted ” In Palghar, Maharashtra , 2 saints and their driver were mercilessly lynched and killed . This incident is on Thursday . All liberals are completely silent till date. No one is calling for democracy or constitution. … Who ask saints ?? (Watch Video Tweet)
While the rumours of child gang thieves have been doing the rounds in Palghar for some time, the police officials believe that the ferocity with which the mob carried out the attack against the 2 saints and their driver indicates that the mob was bent on killing them. An investigation into the matter is underway and the police are taking into account all the possible angles and motivations that drove the mob to unleash a mortal attack on the trio.