Mobs lynch 2 men over child-lifting rumours in UP
Varanasi/Jhansi: Two men attacked by mobs in Varanasi and Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh over ‘child-lifter’ rumours succumbed on Wednesday.
A middle-aged mentally challenged man was thrashed by a mob in Badi Bazar in Varanasi on Tuesday on suspicion of being a child-lifter. Police rushed him to a hospital with serious injuries. The unidentified man succumbed during treatment on Wednesday. Varanasi police launched a crackdown on rumour mongers and attackers after the incident and arrested 18 persons and lodged nine FIRs till Thursday.
In the other incident, a 70year-old man thrashed by a mob in Jhansi on Wednesday succumbed to injuries. Rambharose was targeted by locals in Panhai village because he was carrying an axe. Locals raised an alarm and a mob started thrashing him. Police rushed him to a hospital where he succumbed. Police lodged a case against three persons on Thursday but no one was arrested.