On April 18, Horrifying incident took place in Gadchinchale village of Palghar in Mumbai. Three people, including two Sadhus, lynched to death. They were attacked and killed on Thursday night after fake rumors they were kidnapping children to harvest organs, including kidneys.

More than 100 people are involved in this incident with some police officials. The three people were attacked and brutally killed by the local mobs in front of the police. The people involved in the lynching got arrested. The police officials who failed to prevent the crime from being committed to having been suspended. 

Collector Kailas Shinde said, “They were brought dead in the hospital. About 110 villagers have been brought to police stations for questioning. Further investigation is underway.” 

Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackrey ordered a high-level investigation and assured that the culprits will be brought to justice.

Mob of more than 100 people attacked the trio

The incident took place on Thursday night. Incident video got viral on the internet. The visuals in the video were horrifying. The trio including a 70-year-old man got attacked by a mob of more than 100 people. The mob brutally beat the Sadhus in front of police. 

The three people with the lockdown permission were travelling to Nashik in a car to attend a funeral. Based on the fake rumors of thieves mob got triggered. The maniac crowd stopped the car and violently dragged out three of them. Without even asking their actual identity, they started beating them.

In the three people, two were Hindu Sadhus and one was the driver of the rental car. The three deceased have been identified as Sushil Giri Maharaj, Jayesh and Naresh Yalgade, residents of the Kandivali suburb of Mumbai. 

Local police statement

According to the local police they reached the spot as early as possible. They were unable to control the crowd as they were outnumbered. The police failed to save the lives of three people and they were lynched to death. The maniac crowd attacked the police vehicles also.


Legal Actions are taken

After the incident more then 100 people were arrested and some police officials got suspended. 

Days after three men were lynched to death by a group of villagers in Palghar district of Maharashtra on suspicion that they were thieves, the Inspector General of Police, Konkan Range, Niket Kaushik on Monday suspended the police station in-charge under whose jurisdiction the incident took place on April 16 and another cop for alleged dereliction of duty.

CM of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackrey ordered a high-level investigation and assured that the culprits will be brought to justice.

On Apil 20, news flashed that the CID will investigate the whole incident. All the facts and figures will be investigated.

CM Uddhav on April 20 addressed the state after Palghar mob lunching-

CM Tweets

CM Uddhav Thackrey tweets thread-

People Condemned the Attack

Devendra Fadnavis

Starting with the reaction of former CM of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis. He tweeted on Twitter.

Maharashtra Deputy CM Anil Deshmukh

On the same day, Maharashtra Deputy CM Anil Deshmukh said the state government has ordered a high-level inquiry into the Palghar mob lynching incident. Warning against giving any communal colour to the Palghar incident, the Maharashtra Deputy CM said the police keeping a watch on those who wanted to use this incident to create disturbance in the society.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted on twitter-

“Spoke to Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray yesterday evening regarding the murder of saints of Juna Akhara Swami Kalpvrikshgiri, Swami Sushilgiri and their driver Neelesh Telgarhe. I have urged him to take strict action against the culprits,” Adityanath said in a tweet in Hindi. 

Ministry of Home Affairs, Amit Shah

Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday asked the report from the Maharashtra government on the Palghar mob lynching incident. Earlier in the day, Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke with Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray over the horrifying incident, the video of which has gone viral on social media.