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Jharkhand: Driver lynched by mob after truck crushes child to death

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By: PTI | Dumka | Published: September 9, 2018 10:39:53 pm

The child was crushed under the wheels of the truck at Simanijore village near National Highway-114A. (File)

A truck driver was on Sunday lynched by a mob in Jharkhand’s Dumka district after his vehicle ran over and killed a two-year-old child, police said. The child was crushed under the wheels of the truck at Simanijore village near National Highway-114A in the district around 3 pm, they said.

The incident happened near the boy’s house in the village when he was walking on the road with his sister, police said. Shikaripara police station in-charge Manoj Kumar Thakur said the mob caught the driver, Mohan Rai, and thrashed him to death following the accident.

The driver was a resident of Motihari district in Bihar, he said. Deputy Superintendent of Police, Pujya Prakash said the situation in the village is peaceful and police patrolling has been increased.

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