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Man Suspected to be Child Lifter Lynched by Mob in Bengaluru

The incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon when residents of Bakshi Garden in Chamrajpet spotted a stranger interacting with local children. Fearing that the man wanted to kidnap the children the locals confronted him and started beating the man.

Stacy Pereira | CNN-News18

Updated:May 24, 2018, 7:06 PM IST
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Bengaluru: In a horrifying video that has emerged on social media, two men are seen dragging a man through the streets of Chamrajpet in Bengaluru while mercilessly beating him up.

The victim, Kaluram Bin Bachanram, 26, was covered in blood and had his hands tied by a rope. He was dragged on the road, followed by a mob of local residents who are seen beating him with cricket bats and rods.



The incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon, when residents of Bakshi Garden in Chamrajpet spotted a stranger interacting with local children. Fearing that the man wanted to kidnap the children the locals confronted him and started beating the man.

According to the local police, some witnesses called the police control room to report the incident after which the police reached the spot and disbursed the mob. They then rushed the injured man to Victoria hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries.

The police have arrested nine locals (Anbu (26), Vasanth Kumar (32), Gopi (18), Balan (30), Nanda (20), Thirumalesh (28), Rajesh (18) and 2 minors in the case. An FIR has been registered in Chamrajpet PS under sections 302 (Murder), 325 (grievously causing hurt), 141 (unlawful assembly) of the IPC.

The police are gathering photo and video evidence of the investigation and interrogating other eye witnesses to ascertain the matter.

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