Mob thrashes L&T en­gi­neer over child-lift­ing fears

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Nation -

Hazaribag/Dhanbad: An L&T en­gi­neer was bashed up on child-lift­ing sus­pi­cion at Kar­galo vil­lage in Jhark­hand’s Hazaribag district on Tues­day. Po­lice have ar­rested three of the four ac­cused.

Ah­mad Sid­dique was vis­it­ing the vil­lage with his team to con­duct a govern­ment survey in the tribal-dom­i­nated vil­lages with­out elec­tric­ity. An FIR has been filed in the case.

In a sep­a­rate in­ci­dent in Maithon, a mob at­tacked a man, sus­pect­ing him to be a child-lifter, on Tues­day. Po­lice sources said, Somen, a deed writer from Dhanbad, was on his way home af­ter of­fer­ing puja at a tem­ple there with his friends.

“Somen and his friends had stopped at a road­side eatery when he en­tered a vil­lage close to the ho­tel while tak­ing a call. The locals sus­pected him to be a child lifter and held him cap­tive,” po­lice sources said.

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