Medical practitioner lynched in Bihar’s Jamui
A 40-year-old man was beaten to death by a mob, allegedly over a relationship with a married woman in Bihar’s Jamui district late on Monday, police said on Tuesday.
This was the third incident of mob lynching within 72 hours in the state. A case under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against 20 people, but no arrest has been made so far, police added.
According to Amit Kumar, SHO of Gidhdhaur police station, Manoj Pandit was brutally thrashed after his hands and legs were tied by nearly two dozen men at Nichli-Seva village.
“Villagers alleged that the victim, who was a medical practitioner, entered into relationships with some of his patients,” the SHO said.
The victim’s family rushed him to a nearby community health centre, where he was declared “brought dead”.