In very nearly a rerun of Palghar-like occurrence, a horde in Maharashtra’s Sangli region on Tuesday supposedly attacked four sadhus on doubt of being kid lifters.
The sadhus, be that as it may, held up no objection over the occurrence which occurred on Tuesday, even as its video turned into a web sensation.
“We’ve not gotten any grumbling/formal report, however are investigating viral recordings and confirming realities. Fundamental move to be made,” said Sangli SP Dikshit Gedam.
The episode occurred at Lavanga town in Jat tehsil when the four men hailing from Uttar Pradesh were going towards the sanctuary town of Pandharpur from Bijapur in Karnataka in a vehicle.
They had stopped at a sanctuary in the town on Monday. While continuing the excursion on Tuesday, they asked a kid for bearings, a police official said.
This drove a few local people to think that they were important for groups of thugs which snatch youngsters.
“There was a contention. It raised rapidly and they were purportedly thumped with sticks by local people,” the authority said.
A police group arrived at the spot and found the sadhus were individuals from an ‘akhada’ in Uttar Pradesh, he said.
On 16 April 2020, two Sadhus of Juna Akhara were lynched alongside their 30-year old driver by a horde in Maharashtra’s Palghar region. They were headed to Surat in Gujarat when a furious horde of in excess of 100 individuals lynched them.
The police were available at the scene, yet they purportedly didn’t attempt to stop the horde or successfully save the sadhus.