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Bidar lynching: He looked like terrorist, says villager, days after WhatsApp rumour leads to death of 1 in rural Karnataka
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Bidar lynching: He looked like terrorist, says villager, days after WhatsApp rumour leads to death of 1 in rural Karnataka

Messages circulating in a local WhatsApp group, late in the day Mohammed Azam was killed in Bidar, Karnataka, simply said: “Child kidnappers found in Murki.” Videos and photos of Azam and his four friends, taken just before, were attached.

Right mob vs wrong: Amid lynching trend, praise for lawyers beating Chennai rape accused worry for judiciary
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Right mob vs wrong: Amid lynching trend, praise for lawyers beating Chennai rape accused worry for judiciary

The day the Supreme Court called for a law against lynching, lawyers in Chennai beat up 17 men for raping an 11-year-old girl in her apartment complex since January.

Bidar lynching: Police says WhatsApp video wrongly identifying Hyderabad techie as child-lifter led to mob attack
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Bidar lynching: Police says WhatsApp video wrongly identifying Hyderabad techie as child-lifter led to mob attack

A total of 30 persons, including the administrator of a WhatsApp group that spread the rumours and the person who shot the pictures of the attack in Bidar and circulated it, have been arrested.