Maharashtra Police arrested eight more people in lynching case

The Criminal Investigation Department of Maharashtra Police on Thursday arrested eight more people in connection with the lynching of 3 persons by a crowd in Palghar district in April this year, a police official said. With this, 186 people have thus far been arrested and eleven young detained in connection with the incident.

In this case, on Wednesday arrested of 24 people, and today (Thursday 22 October) the police nabbed eight more persons, the official confirmed. He said these accused were present at the incident spot amid the COVID-19 pandemic and also did not stop the assault on the three victims. Some of these people were also recording videos of the incident and some were involved in the shout at that time. The accused also had sticks in their hands, the official said.

On April 16, two seers and their driver, who were heading towards Surat from Mumbai in a car, were beaten to death by a gang in Palghar's Gadchinchlale village on suspicion that they were child-lifters. The accused in the case were charged with murder, armed rebellioing and using criminal power to prevent a public servant from doing his duty, among other offences, the police said. Earlier, the Palghar police had conducted an investigation into the case, but it was subsequenly handed over to the state CID. The probing agency has filed three charge sheets in the case.

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