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Situation limps back to normalcy at Mango and Dhatkidih

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Jamshedpur, May 21: Situation showed signs of returning to normalcy in Mango and Dhatkidih areas that witnessed mob violence on Saturday over protest against lynching of four persons in Rajnagar in Seraikela-Kharsawan district.

Adequate police forces have been deployed in these two localities since yesterday.

Security was also beefed up in Jugsalai and Bagbera, especially near the houses of the two lynching victim Vikas Verma and Gautam. Bodies of the victims arrived at their houses from the MGM Medical College mortuary this afternoon. The body of the third victim, Gangesh Kumar Gupta was cremated on Saturday afternoon after post-mortem.

IG (Operations) Ashish Batra is camping in the city and keeping a vigil on the situation closely. He held a meeting with his sub-orndinates including DIG of Kolhan Prabhat Kumar and SSP Anoop T Mathew this morning to review police preparedness, investigation into the recent incidents and the current situation in Dhatkidih and Mango.

“The situation is now under control. We have arrested few persons responsible for lynching of four persons at Rajnagar in Seraikela-Kharsawan on Thursday and have also identified the culprits involved in the lynching of three persons at Nagadih in Bagbera the same night.

The people should co-operate with us in identifying those involved in this crime as also in dispelling the rumour of child abduction,” said Batra while talking to media.

Sources said that quick response teams (QRTs), RAF and JAP personnel were deployed at Mango, Dhatkidih and Jugsalai.

Stone-pelting took place at Mango Saturday morning when members of Muslim Ekta Manch created uproar while enforcing a bandh to protest the Rajnagar lynching incident.

Yesterday, around 200 residents of Bagbera and Jugsalai stopped daily labourers from Bagbera, Parsudih, Ghaghidih and Sundarnagar on their way near Jugsalai in protest of the killings.

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