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23 arrested in Dhule Lynching case

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis says the guilty will not be spared. He also announced compensation of five lakh rupees for the kin of those killed.

Its a big breakthrough in the horrific lynching incident in Dhule in Maharashtra, which claimed 5 lives. Police has arrested 23 people and is questioning them on others suspected of being party to the crime.

According to the police, the incident took place at the tribal hamlet of Rainpada, 25 km from Pimpalner in Dhule district and the five victims, along with a few others, were seen getting off a state transport bus at Rainpada. When one of them apparently tried to speak to a six-year-old girl, the villagers, who had gathered there for the weekly Sunday market, pounced on them, thrashing them with stones, sticks and chappals and in this few policemen were also injured. Police say, that rumours that a gang of child-lifters was active in the area were doing the rounds of social media.

Meanwhile, the state govt has announced that all those involved in the lynching will not be spared and action will be taken against them.

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