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Ten More Held in Jharkhand Lynching Case

42 persons have been arrested in the May 18 Jharkhand lynching incident. Credit: PTI

42 persons have been arrested in the May 18 Jharkhand lynching incident. Credit: PTI

Jamshedpur: Ten more persons were arrested yesterday in connection with lynching incidents in Seraikela-Kharswan and East Singhbhum districts said police.

Seven persons named in the FIR in connection with lynching of four persons in Shobhapur and Sosomouli villages under Rajnagar Police station of Seraikela-Kharswan district have been arrested, SP Rakesh Bansal said.

With these arrests, the total number of arrests in Rajnagar lynching incident has gone up to 11, Bansal said.

Earlier, three persons, allegedly involved in the Nagadih incident in East Singhbhum district, were arrested on Monday, police said.

Altogether, 42 persons have been arrested in the lynching incident in Jharkhand, which took place on May 18.

The lynchings were allegedly sparked by suspicions that the victims were child lifters.