3 thrashed in UP over child-lifting rumours
Varanasi: Three youths were thrashed over suspicion of child-lifting in Karaula village of Uttar Pradesh Ghazipur district on Friday night. The trio was rescued by cops.
Police said villagers saw the three bike-borne men near the village and began beating them claiming they were child-lifters.
Investigations revealed that the assault was solely fuelled by rumours, Ghazipur SP Arvind Chaudhary said. “Those involved in the attack will be identified and strict action will be taken against them,” he added. Similar cases have been reported from Varanasi, Bhadohi and Ballia districts in the recent past.