A mob of around 50 people allegedly stripped and thrashed three women and a man accusing them of practising witchcraft. The four people were paraded naked around the village in Jharkhand’s Garhwa district, police said on Friday.
Two people have been arrested in connection with the incident that happened on Thursday night in Jharkhand’s Narayanpur village, while a search is on to arrest the rest, they said.
The women and the man were stripped and thrashed after two daughters of one Bali Rajwar, a resident of the village, fell sick, police said.
Some villagers tried to intervene and stop the mob but they were verbally abused and threatened, police said.
Narayanpur”s ward councilor Sivasagar Das said that he also tried to pacify the mob but no one paid any heed to him.
“The culprits will not be spared under any circumstances. Those on the run will be arrested soon,” said Rajiv Kumar, the inspector in-charge of the Sadar police station.