Three days ago, four policemen and a doctor were attacked in the same region on the suspicion of being robbers.
Villagers in Palghar district of Maharashtra lynched three people on the suspicion that they were robbers. Cops who tried to stop them were also beaten up. The incident happened in the wee hours of Thursday in a village located along the Dabhadi Khanvel road.
The deceased have been identified as Sushilgiri Maharaj, Nilesh Telgade and Jayesh Telgade. They were travelling to Nashik. One of them was a driver while the other two were residents of Mumbai.
Police sources say over 200 villagers apprehended the victims’ vehicle after suspecting they were robbers. They initially pelted them with stones and once the vehicle stopped, the three were pulled out and beaten with sticks and rods.
The driver had alerted the police that their vehicle was being attacked and that villagers were trying to stop them.
Soon a police team rushed to the spot and tried stopping the villagers. However the mob did not stop and even attacked the police vehicles.
Four cops from the Kasa police station and a senior officer from the district were injured.
However, this is not the first attack in this area.
Three days ago, Assistant Police Inspector Anand Kale and three other police officials and a doctor were attacked on the same suspicion that they were robbers.
“We are probing all possible angles and social media messages are also being scanned to check if rumours regarding robbers and thieves roaming in the area were shared and uploaded. Many people have been rounded up and are being questioned,” a senior police officer from the district told India Today TV.
Source: India Today