Jamshedpur : After four persons Sheikh Naim (35), Sheikh Sajju (25), Sheikh Siraj (26) and Sheikh Halim (28) were lynched by villagers at Rajnagar in Seraikella-Kharsawan on May 18 ,the DSP (City) Animesh Nathani conducted a flag march at Nagadih, where five section of armed police have already been deployed in view of preventing any unrest. There was a flag march also in the evening.
The body of Sheikh Halim was recovered today.
Significantly, the police traced the body of Sheikh Halim (28) from Dangodungri, a hillock behind Shobhapur this morning. SP, Seraikela-Kharsawan, Rakesh Bansal, who is camping at Rajnagar said that from the condition of the body it seemed that Halim, a resident of Haldipokhar, who had got missing during a mob assault on them at Rajnagar had been lynched at the Dangodungri.
Notably, on Thursday the Rajnagar villagers had lynched three persons, Sheikh Naim, Sheikh Sajju and Sheikh Siraj, all cattle traders, on suspecting them to be child-lifters.
SP Seraikela-Kharsawan also said that 21 villagers have been identified as culprits in the Rajnagar lynching. Police are searching for more.
He said that investigation was on and they will nail culprits.
ADP (operations), R. K Mallick who visited city today and held meeting with senior police officials today,said that a mass awareness drive would be launched at all the rural police stations in East Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan district.
“We have studied the situation. We will be spreading the public messages not only through mass media but also through public amplifiers.
All the police station officials have been asked to hold meeting with panchayati raj institution members and village chowkidars and start an awareness campaign at each village against getting influenced by such rumours of child-lifters and on suspicion about any one, immediately inform the police or toll free helpline number ‘100’.
The villagers will be asked not to take law into their hands as there has been no single incident of child lifting,” said Mallick.