Mobs thrash six over child-lifting rumours in three separate incidents in UP; attacks occurred despite police warning on invoking NSA
Attacks over rumours of child-lifting have increased over the past week in Uttar Pradesh. On Thursday, Director General of Police OP Singh said 82 people have been arrested.
Uttar Pradesh: Man thrashed on suspicion of child abduction in Meerut's Shahjahanpur area; eight accused held
Eight people were arrested for allegedly thrashing a man on suspicion of being a child lifter in Shahjahanpur area in Meerut on Sunday
So far this year, 24 persons have been killed in such mob attacks, an IndiaSpend analysis of news reports from across India shows.
Two men assaulted in Manipur's Kangpokpi district as villagers suspect them to be child lifters, cannibals
They were later taken to Imphal's Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) where the doctors said that one of the men claimed to be from Assam's Cachar district.
In yet another case of rumours leading to lynching, a 40-year-old woman was beaten to death by a mob here on the suspicion of being a child-lifter.
Villagers lynched six persons in two places of Rajnagar police station area in Seraikela-Kharswan district of Jharkhand on Thursday, suspecting them to be child lifters.