3 thrashed in UP over child-lift­ing ru­mours

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Nation - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

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.

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