23 C
New Delhi
Friday 22 November 2019
India Dhule lynching: Maha CM terms incident as painful and...

Dhule lynching: Maha CM terms incident as painful and cruel

Five people belonging to a nomadic community were allegedly lynched by a mob on suspicion that they were members of a gang of 'child-lifters'

-

- Advertisment -

Subscribe to our newsletter

You will get all our latest news and articles via email when you subscribe

The email despatches will be non-commercial in nature
Disputes, if any, subject to jurisdiction in New Delhi
Mumbai: Describing the Dhule lynching incident as “very painful and cruel”, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the kin of the deceased. He said the police acted swiftly after they were informed about the incident.

 

“It is a very painful incident. The way five people were killed merely on the basis of suspicion is unfortunate and cruel. The police have acted swiftly in this case and the people (involved in the incident) are being arrested. We are going to give compensation of Rs 5 lakh to (each of) the kin of the deceased on behalf of the State government,” Fadnavis said.

Five people belonging to a nomadic community were allegedly lynched by a mob yesterday on suspicion that they were members of a gang of “child-lifters”.

According to the police, rumours that a gang of child-lifters was active in the area were doing the rounds on social media.

The police have arrested 23 people in connection with the incident, which occurred at the tribal hamlet of Rainpada, about 25 km from Pimpalner in Dhule district.

“I have also instructed the police to take action against the people who are spreading such rumours. It is wrong for the people to take law and order in their hands in any situation. And therefore, strict action will be taken in this case,” the chief minister said.

Fadnavis, who also handles the home portfolio, said the police moved swiftly the moment Panchayat Samiti chairman called up informing them about the incident.

“..But the place (where the incident occurred) was 35-40 km away (from the police station) and till the police could reach the spot the incident had already taken place. The government will try to ensure that such incidents do not happen in future,” he said.

Earlier in the day, Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan alleged that the lynching incident was a result of the “inefficiency” of the BJP-led State government and police administration.

Leave a Reply

Opinion

Anil Ambani: From Status Of Tycoon To Insolvency

Study the career of Anil Ambani, and you will get a classic case of decisions you ought not take as a businessman and time you better utilise

तवलीन सिंह, यह कैसा स्वाभिमान?

‘जिस मोदी सरकार का पांच साल सपोर्ट किया उसी ने मेरे बेटे को देश निकाला दे दिया,’ तवलीन सिंह ने लिखा। क्या आपने किसी क़ीमत के बदले समर्थन किया?

Rafale: One Embarrassment, One Snub For Opposition

Supreme Court accepts Rahul Gandhi's apology for attributing to it his allegation, rejects the review petition challenging the Rafale verdict

Guru Nanak Jayanti: What First Sikh Guru Taught

While Guru Nanak urged people to 'nām japo, kirat karo, vand chhako', he stood for several values while he also fought various social evils

Muhammed Who Inconvenienced Muslims

Archaeologist KK Muhammed had earlier got on the nerves of the leftist intelligentsia for exposing their nexus with Islamic extremists
- Advertisement -

Elsewhere

‘CPEC smacks of Chinese expansionism, Pakistan doomed’

Alice Wells said while China would reach the strategically important Indian Ocean using CPEC, the corridor will impoverish Pakistan

Maharashtra govt formation: The clearest picture so far

Maharashtra is getting its government in November, but the constituents of that regime will be finalised today by the Shiv Sena, NCP and INC

France has ‘delivered’ 3 Rafale jets; training has begun: Govt

MoS for Defence said the NDA government bargained with France better than UPA had done, getting a better price for a more potent war machine

BHU: Feroz Khan can teach Hindus Hinduism

The BHU chancellor has rejected the contention of protesting students saying Madan Mohan Malaviya would have endorsed the appointment

Enforcement Directorate seizes properties of Hizb terrorists

The Enforcement Directorate invoked the money laundering act to confiscate the six properties after seizing 13 assets of terrorists in March

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

For fearless journalism

%d bloggers like this: