In some time, Bihar might become the safest state in India, in terms of thievery. Residents of a particular village in this state, are carrying out a unique and dangerous means to punish the alleged thieves.
This is indeed the roughest of the ways to punish wrong doers. I read about a couple more incidents where policemen were involved in such inhumane activities. One incident involved a chain snatcher tied to a motorcycle and pulled along the road, and the other involved an young girl in UP taken all around the town by policewomen for staying in hotel with a fellow guy.
India has a lot of policemen and policewomen who take their job as a privilege and toil for the social good. But some elements do exist in the department, who don’t apply their minds and get involved in heinous activities.
Though it is partly true that crimes might reduce if the punishments are made severe, these are no ways to treat a wrong doer. If public start punishing the miscreants, the whole judiciary system would lose its significance.
Nevertheless, these incidents might make people think twice before committing a mistake. But if this trend continues, then it would surely lead to a chaotic society.