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Police say they have identified the culprits and will soon arrest them. (HT Photo)

In Bihar, man lynched over cattle theft suspicion, 2 others badly injured

Hindustan Times, Purnia | By Aditya Nath Jha
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 03:34 PM IST
Locals said that the three drunk persons were caught trying to steal two buffaloes that led to the lynching.
The 23-year-old’s body, which bore multiple signs of assault, has been sent for autopsy, said police. (Representative image)
The 23-year-old’s body, which bore multiple signs of assault, has been sent for autopsy, said police. (Representative image)

Man, 23, lynched for sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl: Police

Hindustan Times, Bhabua (Bihar) | By Prasun K Mishra
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 09:02 PM IST
Police said the deceased allegedly lured the girl on the pretext of giving her money and took her to the village school where he assaulted her.
The killing of the two saffron-robed men and their driver in April this year had sparked off national outrage after video clips showed policemen heading to safety inside the police station and leaving the three men at the mercy of hundreds of people who suspected the three were thieves. (HT photo)
The killing of the two saffron-robed men and their driver in April this year had sparked off national outrage after video clips showed policemen heading to safety inside the police station and leaving the three men at the mercy of hundreds of people who suspected the three were thieves. (HT photo)

Palghar lynching case: 208 new accused named, 50 arrested

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ram Parmar
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 08:17 PM IST
The 50 arrested will be produced before the Dahanu court on Thursday, confirmed their lawyer Amrut Adhikari.
The ex-PLFI member was lynched by a mob of more than 80 villagers, including women with sticks. (HT Photo)
The ex-PLFI member was lynched by a mob of more than 80 villagers, including women with sticks. (HT Photo)

Ex-member of Maoist faction killed by village mob in Jharkhand’s Gumla

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 01:25 PM IST
The villagers found ex-PLFI member at a shop where he was reading a newspaper. Seeing the approaching villagers, he tried to escape, but was caught by them and was beaten to death.
The commission has also taken note of “cruel high-handedness” of the villagers, who took law into their own hands and in the presence of a police team.(Reuters file)
The commission has also taken note of “cruel high-handedness” of the villagers, who took law into their own hands and in the presence of a police team.(Reuters file)

NHRC notice to UP govt, DGP over lynching of murder accused in Kushinagar

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2020 08:25 AM IST
The commission had taken suo motu cognisance of the matter and issued notice to the state’s director-general of police seeking a detailed report in the matter within four weeks
Three people have been named in the FIR lodged by Sarvesh’s brother.(Representational Image)
Three people have been named in the FIR lodged by Sarvesh’s brother.(Representational Image)

Assaulted for ‘selling’ daughter, man dies in hospital in UP’s Mainpur; case registered

Hindustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 05:20 PM IST
Sarvesh Kumar, a Dalit, was trashed badly on the terrace of an under-construction house. No exact reason for the killing has been mentioned in the FIR
Shesh Kumar, an eyewitness, told police that he saw his four neighbours assaulting the man.(HT Photo)
Shesh Kumar, an eyewitness, told police that he saw his four neighbours assaulting the man.(HT Photo)

Man tied to tree, beaten to death in Delhi over mobile phone theft

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 12:20 PM IST
The four men tied the victim and beat him up with sticks and iron rods
On April 16, three men --- two seers and their driver --- were dragged out of their vehicle outside Gadhchinchale village, located about 110 kilometres from Palghar, and beaten to death by a mob on suspicion that they were child-lifters. (HT photo)
On April 16, three men --- two seers and their driver --- were dragged out of their vehicle outside Gadhchinchale village, located about 110 kilometres from Palghar, and beaten to death by a mob on suspicion that they were child-lifters. (HT photo)

‘101 arrested, not a single minority member’: Maharashtra minister on lynching

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 01:06 PM IST
The Maharashtra home minister stopped short of naming the main opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), but alleged that a few politicians were trying to give a communal angle to the “unfortunate incident”.
Maharashtra chief minster Uddhav Thackeray has warned against communalisation of the Palghar lynching incident.(HT Photo)
Maharashtra chief minster Uddhav Thackeray has warned against communalisation of the Palghar lynching incident.(HT Photo)

Palghar lynching: NHRC demands answers from Maharashtra police in four weeks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 07:55 PM IST
The national human rights body has termed the Palghar lynching as a gross violation of the right to life.
File photo of NCP chief Sharad Pawar. (Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
File photo of NCP chief Sharad Pawar. (Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

‘No time to settle political scores’: Sharad Pawar on Palghar lynching blame

Hindustan Times, Mumabi | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 05:28 PM IST
The NCP chief said that all need to be united in the fight against coronavirus.
The three men from Kandivali in Mumbai were heading towards Gujarat’s Surat in a car to attend a funeral late on April 16. (HT photo)
The three men from Kandivali in Mumbai were heading towards Gujarat’s Surat in a car to attend a funeral late on April 16. (HT photo)

Amit Shah dials Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray over Palghar lynching that killed 3

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 02:21 PM IST
The dead men were identified as Chikne Maharaj Kalpavrukshagiri (70), Sushilgiri Maharaj (35), and their car driver Nilesh Telgade (30).
The vehicle in which the victims were travelling.(HT Photo)
The vehicle in which the victims were travelling.(HT Photo)

Mistaken for thieves, 3 lynched to death by 200-strong mob in Maharashtra’s Palghar

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ram Parmar
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 12:27 PM IST
According to the police, the mob in Kasa in Maharashtra’s Palghar district mistook the occupants of the Ecco van to be thieves and lynched them to death.
Farmers car was set afire by villagers who apprehended them believing them to be child-lifters.(Sourced Photo)
Farmers car was set afire by villagers who apprehended them believing them to be child-lifters.(Sourced Photo)

Labourers mislead villagers to take farmers for child lifters, one killed in attack

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Dhar | By Chhotu Shastri
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 10:49 PM IST
One of victims, Vinod Mukati said that they had informed the Tirla police station of their visit to the village to recover the money and yet they got attacked.
Police said the incident occurred between 12 AM and 2 AM on Saturday at Gurusamypalayam village in Namakkal district.(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)
Police said the incident occurred between 12 AM and 2 AM on Saturday at Gurusamypalayam village in Namakkal district.(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)

Man pours acid on mother-in-law, slits her throat; lynched by locals in Tamil Nadu: Cops

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 04:06 AM IST
The man killed the woman as he wanted to take away her grand daughters, also his step-daughters, all between 18 and 24 years of age, and she wouldn’t let him do so.

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 pm| Chemical castration, lynching: Lok Sabha debates amid anger over vet’s rape and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2019 08:59 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Opposition members protest in the Lok Sabha during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi(PTI)
Opposition members protest in the Lok Sabha during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi(PTI)

From chemical castration to lynching, Parliament debates steps to curb rapes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2019 09:24 PM IST
As Rajya Sabha met for the day and the zero hour was about to commence, a demand was raised that a discussion on safety of women in the country be taken up.
A group of people thrashed a man for allegedly stealing the battery.(REUTERS Photo)
A group of people thrashed a man for allegedly stealing the battery.(REUTERS Photo)

Jharkhand man lynched, 1 injured for stealing battery

Bokaro (Jharkhand) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 02:37 AM IST
Five persons, including a woman were arrested after an FIR was filed against them for murder, attempt to murder and conspiracy under sections of the Indian Penal Code. They have been remanded to judicial custody for 14 days.
The group was said to be trying to forcibly take one person suspected to be a cow thief in their vehicle when local residents present at the spot surrounded them and started attacking. (Image used for representation)(HT photo)
The group was said to be trying to forcibly take one person suspected to be a cow thief in their vehicle when local residents present at the spot surrounded them and started attacking. (Image used for representation)(HT photo)

13 policemen among 15 injured while trying to stop mob attack in Assam

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 08:11 AM IST
According to the police, the incident happened at Laskarbazar, nearly 13 km from Hailakandi district headquarters, when a group of nine people including a policeman from neighbouring Cachar district reached the area in search of a cow thief.
CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat(HT Photo)
CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat(HT Photo)

‘Our dear Jharkhand now known as ‘Lynchistan’: Brinda Karat

Ranchi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 05:53 PM IST
CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat’s comments came in the context of one more incident of lynching reported from the state on Sunday when a man was killed and two others were injured in Khunti district after they were attacked on the suspicion of animal slaughtering.
Incidents of mob rage are on the rise in Bengal.(HT Photo/File/Representative)
Incidents of mob rage are on the rise in Bengal.(HT Photo/File/Representative)

Six arrested in Bengal for attempted lynching, attacking cops

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 09:44 PM IST
Two deaths by lynching in Bengal since the state assembly passed the West Bengal (Prevention of Lynching) Bill 2019 on August 30. Three other victims of attempted lynchings managed to survive.
An FIR was lodged based on the statements of the two victims and the police are on the look out for the accused.(AP File Photo)
An FIR was lodged based on the statements of the two victims and the police are on the look out for the accused.(AP File Photo)

Two sisters in Jharkhand tied to tree, thrashed on suspicion of stealing veggies

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 11:21 AM IST
Prompt intervention by police, however, saved the women, who were surrounded by over 200 villagers, from lynching. An FIR has been lodged against over two dozen persons in this regard, police said.
Even when social media, often perceived as the villain in spreading rumours, was absent, rumours did spread. But lynching incidents were few, if not totally absent.(REUTERS FILE/ Representative Image)
Even when social media, often perceived as the villain in spreading rumours, was absent, rumours did spread. But lynching incidents were few, if not totally absent.(REUTERS FILE/ Representative Image)

Mob lynching: Who’s the villian? Social media or trust deficit | Opinion

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Sunita Aron
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 11:48 AM IST
Rumour-mongering is not a new phenomenon in the country nor is mass hysteria
The Mamata Banerjee government is planning to table a draft bill to check mob assaults and lynching in Bengal.(AP Photo (Representative image))
The Mamata Banerjee government is planning to table a draft bill to check mob assaults and lynching in Bengal.(AP Photo (Representative image))

Bengal govt plans bill against mob assault, lynching

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent and Agencies, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2019 01:30 AM IST
Titled the West Bengal (Prevention of Lynching) Bill 2019, the legislation aims “to provide for effective protection of the constitutional rights of vulnerable persons and to prevent the lynching and to punish acts of lynching in the state”.
The place where Pehlu Khan is buried in Haryana.(HT File Photo)
The place where Pehlu Khan is buried in Haryana.(HT File Photo)

The last journey:Cash crunch forced Pehlu Khan to buy cows. The decision cost him his life

Nuh/Alwar/Jaipur | By Prawesh Lama, Nuh/alwar/jaipur
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 11:58 AM IST
In 2017, before Ramzan, Pehlu Khan, a cattle trader from Haryana’s Nuh, went to a market in Rajasthan to buy buffaloes in order to expand his dairy business. Little did he know the decision would result in his death.
On Friday, the family staged a sit-in at Alwar’s Tapukda Community Healthcare Centre, demanding a government job for Harish’s wife. They refused to accept the body for cremation till arrests were made, the police said.(HT image)
On Friday, the family staged a sit-in at Alwar’s Tapukda Community Healthcare Centre, demanding a government job for Harish’s wife. They refused to accept the body for cremation till arrests were made, the police said.(HT image)

Man commits suicide after son’s lynching

JAIPUR/ALWAR | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 02:47 AM IST
The incident took a political turn on Friday with the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the case.
A local court in Alwar will pronounce the judgment in the controversial Pehlu Khan lynching case on August 14. The hearing in the case was concluded on Wednesday(HT PHOTO)
A local court in Alwar will pronounce the judgment in the controversial Pehlu Khan lynching case on August 14. The hearing in the case was concluded on Wednesday(HT PHOTO)

Judgment in Pehlu Khan lynching case on August 14

HT Correspondent, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 09:40 PM IST
Pehlu Khan’s family had alleged injustice and protested state government’s move to chargesheet Pehlu Khan for cow smuggling
A group of villagers gheraoed the Gosaiganj police station in Lucknow on Friday after cops detained five youths of their area in connection with a case of suspected lynching. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
A group of villagers gheraoed the Gosaiganj police station in Lucknow on Friday after cops detained five youths of their area in connection with a case of suspected lynching. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)

Suspected lynching in Lucknow: Villagers gherao police station after five youths detained for questioning

Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 05:16 PM IST
The villagers, armed with sticks, tried to force their way inside the police station and the personnel posted at the entrance had to use “mild force” to keep them out, said police.
The SC, in its 2018 verdict, urged the Centre to come out with a legislation to curb mob lynching. The court emphasised then that crimes of mob lynching should be viewed in religion-neutral terms.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The SC, in its 2018 verdict, urged the Centre to come out with a legislation to curb mob lynching. The court emphasised then that crimes of mob lynching should be viewed in religion-neutral terms.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Centre, states get Supreme Court notice over lynchings

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 10:53 PM IST
A bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi also issued notice to the National Human Rights Commission and the Union Ministry of Law and Justice on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a Delhi-based NGO, Anti-corruption Council of India Trust.
Commission chairman Justice (retd) A N Mittal submitted a report on mob lynching, along with the draft Bill, to chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Commission chairman Justice (retd) A N Mittal submitted a report on mob lynching, along with the draft Bill, to chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

UP to act tough against lynchings, including those by cow vigilantes

LUCKNOW | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2019 11:47 PM IST
The 128-page report cited various cases of lynching in the state and recommended the immediate enactment of a law as per recommendations made by the Supreme Court in 2018.
SC had in July laid down guidelines to rein in self-styled vigilante squads to curb the menace of mob lynching.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)
SC had in July laid down guidelines to rein in self-styled vigilante squads to curb the menace of mob lynching.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)

Urgent hearing on lynchings turned down by top court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2019 12:04 AM IST
An advocate for one of the petitioners in the case appeared before a bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and asked for an early hearing on the ground that incidents of mob lynching have increased despite the top court’s verdict.
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