Clashes broke out in Nanpura located in Gujarat's Surat on Friday between protestors and the police. Four policemen have been severely injured in the clashes and one has sustained minor injuries. A total of 12 people have been injured in the incident.
Over 1,000 people had gathered to silent protest against the incidents of mob lynching in the country. But the police had not given them permission to carry out the protest as the number of people participating was too large. Due to this, the protest turned violent with the mob pelting stones at the police. They also tried to break open the gate of a building.
The police used at least 12 tear gas shells and lathi charge to bring the crowd under control. They also shot two rounds of gunfire to disperse the mob. They have taken into custody six people who had organised the event. They have imposed section 144 in the area.
Mob lynching cases:
There have been a number of cases of mob lynching across the country. The recent ones took place in Tirpura , Bihar and Jharkhand
In Bihar, a suspected thief was caught, stabbed multiple times and then handed over to the villagers in Bihar. He was brutally thrashed, stabbed multiple times by the crowd on the suspicion of theft. The man lost his life on the spot.
In Jharkhand, a 22-year-old Muslim man, identified as Tabrej, died on June 23 after he was beaten up by locals and later arrested on suspicion of theft in Saraikela Kharsawanand, Jharkhand. As per news agency ANI, Tabrej's family has alleged that the attack was communal. They also said that he was made to chant slogans of 'Jai Shri Ram' and 'Jai Hanuman' by the locals. PM Modi had expressed his pain at the incidence saying that those responsible must be punished by the law.