A truck driver (Mohan Rai) on September 9 lynched by a mob in Jharkhand’s Dumka District after his vehicle ran over and killed a two-year-old boy identified as Subit Marandi at Simanijore village near National Highway-114A in the district around 3 pm, police said.
“The child was going with his sister when the truck hit him and he died. His sister shouted, the villagers gathered and beat the driver, resulting in his death,” Deputy Superintendent of Police Pujya Prakash, said.
Shikaripara police station in-charge Manoj Kumar added, the mob caught the driver and beat him to death, the driver was a resident of Motihari District in Bihar.
DSP Prakash added that the situation in the village is peaceful and police patrolling has been increased.