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While the epidemic of lynching wasn’t born out of a flaw in the justice system, it is in effect, a rejection of it(REUTERS)

End mob violence, restore rule of law

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 07:37 PM IST
Vigilante justice is growing. Address it through legislation and a change in mindset.
(Representative image)
(Representative image)

Mentally ill woman lynched in Bihar over child-lifting rumours

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 07:31 AM IST
The latest lynching comes days after one Rohit Kumar was beaten to death at Choudhary Bihga village in Aurangabad district on August 19 over child lifting rumours.
Locals said there were rumours that women from north India had come to the area to kidnap children.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Locals said there were rumours that women from north India had come to the area to kidnap children.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

North Indian woman thrashed in Tamil Nadu on suspicion of being child lifter

Madurai (TN) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 11:33 PM IST
The woman was seen having biscuits in her hand, which prompted villagers to assume her to be a child lifter.
Sangeeta Bhosale mourns the death of her family members who were killed by mob on Sunday over suspicions of being child abductors at Rainpada village in Dhule, Maharashtra, on July 2, 2018.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Sangeeta Bhosale mourns the death of her family members who were killed by mob on Sunday over suspicions of being child abductors at Rainpada village in Dhule, Maharashtra, on July 2, 2018.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Fuelled by WhatsApp rumours, Dhule mob wanted to burn bodies of ‘child abductors’

Rainpada (Maharashtra) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 08:28 PM IST
The lynch mob that killed five people on Sunday were suspicious of the victims because they were dressed in an attire uncommon in the region. The deceased were part of a nomadic tribe that travels for food and work.
All four women were admitted to Ahmedabad Civil Hospital where one of them succumbed to her injuries.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
All four women were admitted to Ahmedabad Civil Hospital where one of them succumbed to her injuries.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Woman killed, three beaten up in Ahmedabad on suspicion of being child lifters

Ahmedabad, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 07:40 PM IST
Police said preliminary report suggests that the four women were travelling in an auto rickshaw when the mob stopped them and allegedly beat them up claiming they were child-lifters.
Police believe a large number of such incidents occur due to rumours of child abduction spread through Whatsapp and Facebook.(Reuters File)
Police believe a large number of such incidents occur due to rumours of child abduction spread through Whatsapp and Facebook.(Reuters File)

Vehicle torched, 15 assaulted as child abduction rumours create panic in Odisha

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2018 09:49 AM IST
Director general of police RP Sharma has exhorted the public to not get swayed by rumours spread through the social media, and approach the police with their suspicions instead.
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