Among the people of Bihar (mostly in rural parts of the state), the trend of taking law in their hand has been emerged and we have seen some horrible examples in last one month. The Bihar’s saga of bloody vigilante justice is taking a dangerous turn now. On Monday and Tuesday, five more people were beaten to death at various places for different reasons such as property disputes to minor theft.
According to the report, people lynched five persons, including one woman on Monday and Tuesday. The angry mob killed a woman on suspicion of practicing witchcraft. One man was killed because he was suspected to be a thief. Another man was killed because of a dispute on drainage in his locality. The two others were killed over property disputes.
People of Bihar, from where Mahatma Gandhi had started his fight of non-violence, are taking violent means to solve disputes and to punish the suspected criminals. This is the example of complete failure of law and order in Bihar. People are taking law in their hand because they have no respect on the law and law enforcing forces as well.
Villagers killed Sanichri Devi, 60, in Kaimur district’s Kotamdag Kolhuan village by hitting her with bamboo sticks for allegedly practicing witchcraft. According to the police, the mob first humiliated the woman, poured hot water on her body and then beaten to death by bamboo sticks.
Bikram Ram, 22, was beaten to death in Lohkhara village of Gopalgunj district, when people caught him allegedly stealing something from another villager’s house. Villagers beaten Parmanand Prasad, 35, to death with bamboo sticks and rods in Dumri village in Siwan and a property dispute was the reason behind the murder.
Because of a land dispute, some people killed Lal Babu Sahni, 27, in Laxmipur village of Muzaffarpur. A dispute over drainage took the life of Shiv Narayan Sah, 45, in Hakpara village of Saharsa district.
No one can name these incidents as the ‘Mob Justice’ because killing anyone, by going above the law, is not justice at all. These incidents are the examples of murders. The major question is that what actually has gone wrong in the land of first republic of the Indus civilization. This is being proved day by day that the existing system of governance is pathologically ill and CM Nitish Kumar is a helpless man.