Thursday, September 13, 2007

Mobocracy in Bihar

Well written article about bihar lynching and brutality here :

It all started eerily with a mob molesting a girl and disrobing her at the Gateway of India, Mumbai, on New Year's eve. And as if on cue, the first day of the year pretty much decided the tone for the rest of the year to follow.

Sample these:

September 12, Vaishali, Bihar: Ten alleged thieves were lynched to death by villagers in the Vaishali District of Bihar on Wednesday. The band of thieves was spotted by a villager who raised an alarm. Within minutes, nearly 200 villagers collected and lynched the men. (Theft incidents have been on the rise in the area with eight being reported in the last three months. People had asked for police deployment, but no action was taken.)

September 10, Nawada, Bihar: An angry mob in Nawada district blinded three youths on Monday after they tried to steal a motorcycle. All three, who have been admitted to hospital in Nawada, have criminal records. (Complaints had been made, again the police had not responded).

September 4, Wazirganj, Lucknow: An angry mob beat a man to death after a two-and-a-half year old girl was allegedly found raped and murdered in his house. The girl's death sent shock waves among the locals, who turned their ire on the neighbour, who was facing charges of raping a 12-year-old girl two years ago and was recently released on bail.

August 29, Agra: Violence erupted in Agra after four people were mowed down by a speeding truck, with angry protesters torching 20 trucks prompting authorities to clamp curfew in Nai ki mandi and Mantola area.

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