Noamundi, March 28: In the awake of the lynching incident for alleged bull theft lynch at Uddajo village, the police team recovered one more dead body from the forest near Sagarkara village on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Sukra Koda.
The villagers of Udajo gheroed the Jetia police station on Monday demanding that the police arrest all the villagers involved in the lynching of four persons .
Soloni Laguri, the only Class 10 pass lady in the entire Udajo village, said that the deceased along with his two brothers, who are hale and hearty, have been stealing domestic animals and birds from the villagers since the last four years. She said that the villagers had informed the Jetia police in-charge about the matter, but no action was initiated.
In recent times, the accused brothers even used to threaten that they had nexus with the Jungal Mohal and if the villagers did not oblige them, they people would also be killed. She added that the villagers finally held a meeting and decided to kill the accused and subsequently lynched the four persons.
The entire episode comes as a shock not only because of its gruesome nature, but also because there are five police stations in the Noamundi block for maintaining the law and order situation.
The living standard of the people are extremely pathetic despite the existence of 45 iron ore mines including giant Tata Steel, SAIL, S R Roungta Group, Usha Martin, Rameswar Jute Mill, Aditya Birla Group’s Rameswar Jute Mill, NKPK, Adhunik’s OMM and number of small Iron ore mines.
The infrastructure in the interior villages is completely damaged and even a bicycle ride is difficult on the roads. The government flagship MANREGA program is invisible in the interior villages and that forced the villagers to lead a miserable life. People do not have proper health or education facilities. Majority of the villagers are uneducated. The government officers simply fill up the official records to befool the state government.
The entire system has been busy in reaping illegal profits from the various companies for years, as a consequence, the law and order has worsened.
Now, the villagers are openly violating the authorities and taking the law into their hand. The recent mass killing is an example of this. The lack of development has only helped the Maoist extremists get an easy stronghold at the village level in Noamundi block as well as in the entire West Singhbhum district.