Villagers lynched three persons in two places of Rajnagar police station area in Seraikela-Kharswan district today, suspecting them to be child lifters.
Two persons were beaten to death in Sosomoli village while another was lynched in Shobhapur village by locals, DIG (Kolhan region) Prabhat Kumar told PTI.
Some of the villagers were identified and action would be taken after investigation, Kumar said adding senior officers had gone to the spot with reinforcement.
The incident occurred a week after two persons had been beaten to death and as many injured by a mob on suspicion that they were child lifters in Uranium township of Jadugora in East Singhbhum district.
Following the incident, the police had asked the villagers not to pay heed to rumours.
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