The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday took suo motu cognizance of a media report on mob lynching of seven persons on suspicion of being child kidnappers. Out of the seven persons, four were killed in the Seraikela Kharsawan district and three in Nagadih area of East Singhbhum district.
Terming the incident as “unpleasant”, a press release by NHRC stated, “A civilized society cannot allow such heinous crimes to occur where human lives are taken by angry mob merely on suspicion of them being anti-social elements. The incidents amount to violation of right to life of the innocent victims targeted by the perpetrators. The law enforcing agencies of the state have certainly failed to perform their lawful duty.”
The notice has been issued to the Director General of Police of Jharkhand, calling for a detailed report in the matter within four weeks. It has further sought comments on the preventive measure taken/proposed to be taken to ensure that such incidents do not reoccur.