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21 chargesheeted in Vaishali lynching case

india Updated: Nov 15, 2007 14:43 IST

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Days after Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar announced a rehabilitation package for the families of the people lynched by a mob at Dhelpura village in Vaishali district the crime investigation department has filed chargesheet against ten persons, alongwith the victims, for perpetrating the barbaric act.

Investigating officer Avadhesh Kumar Singh submitted the chargesheets in the court of chief judicial magistrate Anil Kumar Singh yesterday, which contained the name of Ranjit Kureri, a lone surviour of the incident.

The victims -- Sanjay Kureri, Bara Kureri, Anja Kureri, Gulten Kureri, Sulten Kureri, Jugnu Kureri, Ashok Kureri, Nandkishore Kureri, Mukesh Kureri and Srinath Kureri -- have been chargesheeted for theft.

The ten accused of lynching them have been chargesheeted under sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting with deadly weapons 149 (unlawful assembly), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 324 (causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC, besides section 3 (2) v of scheduled castes and schedule tribes atrocities (prevention) act.

All the ten - Parmanand Rai, Rama Rai, Shatrughan Singh, Raj Kishore Singh, Nawal Kishore Rai, Bhagwat Rai, Ram Ishwar Singh, Prem Kumar Singh, Ranjit Kumar Rai and Ganesh Rai are absconding.

In perhaps the most horrific instance of mob taking law in to its hands, the ten persons belonging to the nomadic 'Nat' community were bludgeoned to death at Dhelpurwa village on September 13.

Nitish Kumar had on Monday announced a rehabilitation package for the victims' families that included four decimal land, house under Indira Awas Yojana and rupees one lakh each.