After he tried to flee, angry people threw the accused from a balcony
The Hush Post: In yet another incident of people taking law into their own hands, some angry people threw a murder accused from a balcony in Bihar on Friday. The victim was reportedly trying to escape after allegedly committing a murder.
The shocking incident was reported from Bihar’s Nalanda district on Friday where a murder accused was thrown from a balcony when he attempted to flee after allegedly committing a murder, a report said.
The victim has been admitted to a local hospital. The area residents had vandalised the area after the alleged murder accused tried to escape from the place. Police in Nalanda have arrested nine people in this connection till now, it was reported.
#WATCH: Man being thrown off a balcony in Nalanda's Bihar Sharif by group of people. The man, a murder accused, has been admitted to hospital. Locals had vandalised the area when he had attempted to escape after committing the murder. 9 people arrested in this connection. #Bihar pic.twitter.com/Kz49XL3ZOb
— ANI (@ANI) July 6, 2018
A video, shot from a mobile phone from the site of the incident, shows about six people holding the alleged murder accused (the victim) and then pushing him off the railing from the first floor. The victim tried his best to hold the wall but failed. The group managed to throw him off the balcony. Over 20 people were present on the spot, the report said.
Notably, recently the Supreme Court had ruled that mob lynching is ‘beyond law and order problem.’ The apex court also held state governments responsible for maintaining law and order. A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and comprised of Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud had said: “We do not want lynchings. We do not want mob violence. We want to protect victims.” The court had also directed states to appoint senior police officers as nodal officer in every district, acting promptly to check cow vigilantes from behaving like they are “law unto themselves”.