New Delhi: In a shocker throughout lockdown, three individuals had been lynched to dying and a few policemen had been injured by an enormous mob of villagers outdoors Gandchinchle village after they had been suspected to be robbers, the police stated right here on Friday.
At least three automobiles, together with two belonging to the police, had been broken in the incident and extra forces had been rushed to the positioning to regulate the state of affairs.
“We have suspended two policemen and appointed ADG CID Crime Atulchandra Kulkarni to investigate the matter. Over 100 persons have been arrested, including the five main accused. There is nothing communal in this whole incident. I have spoken to (Union home minister) Amit Shah this morning,” Thackeray stated.
According to an official, the three victims, together with the driving force, had been continuing from Nashik to Mumbai after they had been accosted by the mob and questioned.
The driver managed to summon the police, which rushed to the spot on the Dhabade-Khanvel Road, stated Anandrao Kale of Kasa police station.
The officers took the trio into the police van for inquiry at the same time as the group protested and demanded motion in opposition to “the robbers”.
The mob, stated to be round 200, grossly outnumbered the police and shortly began assaulting the three victims with stones, sticks and different objects.
The three have been recognized as Sushilgiri Maharaj, Chikne Maharaj and the driving force, Nilesh Telgade. They had been later pronounced lifeless and their our bodies have been despatched for post-mortem to an area authorities hospital, a Palghar Police spokesperson stated.
Even some policemen had been injured in the incident. By Friday night, over a 100 individuals have been detained and investigations are on.
The Kasa Police have registered offences of homicide, armed rioting, violating prohibitory orders apart from invoking sections of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, and Epidemic Diseases Act.
The district authorities, together with Collector Kailas Shinde and Superintendent of Police Gaurav Singh, have briefed the state authorities on the incident.
The district police adopted up by issuing public appeals to the villagers, urging them to not resort to violence in opposition to any unknown individuals visiting the village however instantly inform the police.
The newest incident got here three days after the car of a outstanding medic, Vishwas Salvi, was equally attacked when he was continuing to conduct thermal screening of villagers and distribute aid meals supplies.
In that incident, 4 policemen had been injured, and later a dozen individuals had been arrested.