J’khand man lynched, set on fire by mob for felling trees
   Date :05-Jan-2022

Jkhand man lynched
A 30-YEAR-OLD man was on Tuesday lynched and set on fire allegedly by a group of people at a village in Jharkhand’s Simdega districtonthesuspicionoffelling trees for stealing wood, police said. Later the charred body of the victim, identified as Sanju Pradhan,wasrecoveredfromthe spot.Theincidentoccurredbarelya fortnightaftertheJharkhand AssemblypassedthePrevention of Mob Violence and Mob Lynching Bill, 2021, which aims at providing “effective protection” of constitutional rightsand the prevention of mob violence in the State. Pradhanwas lynchedallegedlyby a mobnearBesrajara Bazar area, Kolebira police station incharge Rameshwar Bhagat said.
Hundreds of villagers who gatheredaroundthespotalleged thatthemanwas involvedinthe illegalfelling oftrees for stealing wood. The locals initially refused to hand over Pradhan’s body to the law enforcers. The police recovered the body after much persuasion. The Prevention of Mob Violence and Mob Lynching Bill, 2021, envisages imprisonment for those pronounced guiltyofmobviolenceandlynchingforperiodsrangingfromthree years to life term, besides imposition of fine and attachment of property. Jharkhand became the third state in the country after West Bengal and Rajasthan to pass such a legislation