Ranchi peaceful after violent protest over mob lynching



Ranchi remained peaceful on Saturday following a violent protest staged here the previous day against the lynching of a Muslim youth in Jharkhand's Seraikala district last month.

The protest erupted following a public meeting on Friday called by the Muttahida Muslim Mahaz at the Risaldar ground in Doranda. 

Following the meeting, thousands of community members hit the Mahatma Gandhi Main Road shouting slogans, where a youth was also stabbed. At the Rajendra roundabout, several vehicles were vandalised. 

In response to the violent protest, three Muslim youths were thrashed at the Airport ground after which community members gathered at Ekra mosque on Friday night and attacked several vehicles. 

The police however, intervened soon and brought the situation under control.

"The situation is under control. Suitable action will be taken against the people who were inviolved in any incident on Friday," Ranchi SSP Anish Gupta told reporters on Saturday.

According to the police, action will be taken based on the CCTV footage.  IANS