Patna: A group of people killed a man after he along with two accomplices allegedly tried to rob a railway employee outside a bank in Bihar’s Sasaram on Tuesday.
While two others managed to escape from the crime scene the third one was caught and beaten up with wooden stick and belts. The police said a woman was also injured when the criminals opened fire in order to disperse the crowd from the crime scene.
According to Rohtas additional SP Rajesh Kumar, “the injured victim was rushed to a local hospital for treatment where doctors declared him dead.”
The police investigating the incident said that footage from CCTV cameras installed in the area will be procured to find the identity of those who have been involved in the attack.
In the last five days, four incidents of mob lynching have rocked the state. On Sunday a person named Rupesh Jha was killed by an unruly mob in Sitamarhi after a van driver said that he stole money from him. The police later registered an FIR against 150 persons in connection with the case.
Another incident of lynching took place last week when a crowd caught three youths attempting to abduct a girl from her school.
“Law and order have completely collapsed in Bihar. Incident of murder, rape and mob lynching has gone up ever since Nitish Kumar formed a government with BJP in Bihar,” RJD MLA Bhai Virendra told reporters.