Jamshedpur: Additional DGP of Jharkhand Police RK Mallik on Saturday said the police had identified the culprits who had killed altogether eight persons in separate incidents of lynching following rumours of child lifting in Rajnagar and Bagbera on Thursday last.
He said the culprits would soon be arrested.
Speaking to The Avenue Mail, Mallik said the police in East Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan districts had been asked to remain alert and take action to prevent repetition of the brutal killings by the mob. He said police were searching for the culprits to ensure their arresting as soon as possible.
Mallik said the killing of eight innocent people due to rumour was shameful. He said the police should have remained more alert.
He said that adequate force had been deployed in the sensitive areas. “Efforts are on to tell the people that not even a single child has been lifted or abducted so far. This is just a rumour,” he said.