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NHRC issues notices to Bihar chief secretary and DGP over Begusarai lynching

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has issued notices to the chief secretary and police chief, asking them to look into the of three alleged kidnappers in district.

A factual report on the incident, including action taken against the guilty and steps taken to stop such incidents, is expected from them within six weeks, positively, the NHRC said in a statement.

The commission has observed that even in the case of suspicion, a call should have been made to the police authorities, and the school administration could have come forward and act in a lawful manner.

It appears that instead of taking recourse to a lawful action, people gathered only on the basis of suspicion and, without any inquiry, killed three persons, the statement added.

On Friday, the three persons were beaten to death by a mob for allegedly trying to kidnap an 11-year-old schoolgirl. The incident took place in Narayanipur village under Chhaurahi block, said Superintendent of Police Aditya Kumar.

Recently, the commission had taken suo-motu cognizance of regarding a girl being allegedly assaulted and paraded naked in the state's district, and another woman paraded naked in the district.

The commission has already expressed its concern and has asked the to work on an effective action plan to deal with such tragic incidents, it said.

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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 19:50 IST