NALANDA: A man was thrown off a balcony in Nalanda's Bihar Sharif by a group of people when he tried to escape after allegedly committing a murder. The murder accused has been admitted to hospital.
Locals had vandalised the area when he had attempted to escape after allegedly committing the murder. Nine people have been arrested in this connection with the case.
#WATCH: Man being thrown off a balcony in Nalanda's Bihar Sharif by group of people. The man, a murder accused, has been admitted to hospital. Locals had vandalised the area when he had attempted to escape after committing the murder. 9 people arrested in this connection. #Bihar pic.twitter.com/Kz49XL3ZOb
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In the video that has been recorded from the spot, five to six people can be seen holding the man attempting to push him off the railing. Despite his efforts to hold the wall, the group of agitated locals managed to throw him off the balcony. A number of people can be seen standing outside the building while the incident took place.
The incident comes at a time when the Supreme Court observed that mob lynching is 'beyond law and order problem' and held the state governments responsible for maintaining calm. Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said: "Nobody can take law into their own hands. It is the obligation of the states to see these incidents are prevented."
Misra also warned against linking mob violence to religion or caste. "It (mob lynching) is beyond law and order problem. It is a crime. It is not confined to any motive," Misra made the observations in connection with the cases of cow vigilantism, child lifting rumours among others.