Jharkhand villagers burn group of robbers to death

RANCHI, India Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:28pm IST

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RANCHI, India (Reuters) - Angry villagers in Jharkhand burned alive eight robbers and beat four others to death, police said on Thursday.

About 20 robbers raided a remote village in Jharkhand state late on Wednesday, but they were surrounded by hundreds of villagers, who began chasing them, police said.

"Four were beaten to death, while eight took shelter in a house, which was set on fire by the villagers," Mohammad Nehal, a senior police officer, told Reuters.

Armed villagers stood guard outside to ensure none of the robbers escaped, he said.

Jharkhand is one of the most lawless states in India, where people often take the law into their own hands to protect themselves from criminals. Police were investigating the case.

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