Mob chops off limb and foot of man accused of supplying drugs to youths in Punjab village

According to police, Vinod was in a critical condition as his hand and foot were chopped off and was subsequently shifted to the Civil hospital at Talwandi Sabo from where he was referred to a hospital at Faridkot, where he succumbed to his injuries.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 9, 2017 3:58 pm
Punjab, Punjab lynching, bathinda lynching, man chopped off, punjab lynching, punjab news, india news, indian express According to police, Vinod Kumar succumbed to his injuries after being attacked with sharp weapons by the mob (Source: NDTV)

In an appalling incident, a 30-year-old man accused of supplying drugs to youths was reportedly lynched by a mob in a village in Punjab’s Bathinda district. According to police, Vinod Kumar succumbed to his injuries on Thursday after being attacked with sharp weapons by the mob at Bhagi Wander village.

“He was facing some cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and had come out of jail only 3-4 days back,” Talwandi Sabo’s Station House Officer, Inspector Jagdish Kumar was quoted as saying by PTI. The officer said that Vinod was in a critical condition as his hand and foot were chopped off and was subsequently shifted to the Civil hospital at Talwandi Sabo from where he was referred to a hospital at Faridkot.

“A case of murder has been registered against unknown persons at Talwandi Sabo police station,” the SHO said, adding that they were verifying mobile phone recordings of Vinod being lynched.

According to villagers, the police never took any action against him when they were informed that Vinod was supplying drugs to youths in the village. Recounting the incident, villagers said a heated argument ensued when they were on their way to meet the DSP to question why no action was being taken before Vinod confronted them.

Meanwhile, Vinod’s family has denied allegations that he was a drug supplier and alleged that he was kidnapped by another youth of the village when he was going to register a complaint about his stolen scooter and was then attacked by several persons.

With PTI inputs

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    Neerja
    Jun 10, 2017 at 10:59 pm
    Height of cruelty.how can people be so cruel.there àre so many ways to punish the man.chopping a fellòw human being body parts and recording it.where has humanity gone
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      Sunil
      Jun 9, 2017 at 11:35 pm
      I think we are going crazy by showing these videos.The lines written and said are enogh to understand what has happened.I think these reports should be censored and tv channel being sued for this.
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        Chaudhary Anil Kumar
        Jun 10, 2017 at 12:06 am
        Well said sir....!!!
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          Truth
          Jun 10, 2017 at 2:42 am
          Agree ! These gruesome pictures are scary ! IE please refrain from posting such pictures !
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          Sameer Das
          Jun 9, 2017 at 11:21 pm
          In some cases, ulterior motives are accomplished by inciting a mob by defaming the victim that he is an outlaw or threat to the society. until, he is proven guilty, he is innocent. Moreover, no one has the right to take law in his own hand. Similarly, last month a man was beaten to death at Jharkhand on the basis of su ion of being a child lifter on WhatsApp. We just cannot of think such crimes, in a civilized society. All those present in the scene of mob lynching should be arrested and criminal cases should be initiated. we all know that THE POWER OF A GROUP STUPID PEOPLE ARE FATAL.
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            Hindu
            Jun 9, 2017 at 10:00 pm
            This is an act of injustice. A man untill proven guilty is innocent
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              Shshank
              Jun 9, 2017 at 10:19 pm
              What will happen if police does not listen to public grievence.
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                John
                Jun 9, 2017 at 10:20 pm
                This does not mean that people may take law in their hand
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                  Manoher
                  Jun 9, 2017 at 11:05 pm
                  Ye nhi hona chahiye tha
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                vinod
                Jun 9, 2017 at 9:55 pm
                This should not have happent
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                  L bhadrapati Devi
                  Jun 9, 2017 at 9:03 pm
                  Mob justice in India is condemnable from all quarters. He may or may not be drug peddler but taking law in their hand must be dealt with harsh law. Collective fine and detained of all people shown in camera may find the clue to the main culprit.
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                    Suhan
                    Jun 10, 2017 at 12:49 am
                    agree. even see for cow victims! killed by people. If mob justice,we do not need judiciary! animal justice!
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                    Govind
                    Jun 9, 2017 at 8:54 pm
                    Where are the Award Wapsees, Rahul the great human rights man, Khan grace dalals, Commies, Kaur, Kejri, Deedi, Karat, Yechuri, Maya, Alhilesh now. The murdered one is a Hindu and he does not qualify for any justice, it seems. But even of he turns out to be from minority community, Congress in Punjab has to take the responsibility for this ghastly act. But they dare not.
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                      Suhan
                      Jun 10, 2017 at 12:50 am
                      are u gujjju? or from cowstan?
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                      Damodar Biswal
                      Jun 9, 2017 at 8:49 pm
                      Laws of the land does not permit this.
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