Telecom Engineer among 4 Thrashed by Mobs on Suspicion of Being Child-lifters
Amar Kumar Verma (35), an engineer working in a private telecom company, was allegedly attacked by a mob of around 50 people when he was returning from Kesarua village.
Rae Bareli: Four persons, including a telecom engineer, were allegedly thrashed by locals on the suspicion of being child-lifters in different incidents in this district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Friday.
Amar Kumar Verma (35), an engineer working in a private telecom company, was allegedly attacked by a mob of around 50 people when he was returning from Kesarua village within the Lalganj Kotwali police station limits after checking a mobile tower on Wednesday, they added.
A case was registered on a complaint from Verma and some villagers were arrested.
The residents of Madauli village under the Khairo police station area allegedly assaulted an elderly man from Bihar, suspecting him to be a child-lifter, on Wednesday morning, police said.
A police team rushed to the spot, rescued the man and took him to a community health centre, from where he was referred to the district hospital.
In another case, people caught hold of a woman, who they claimed was dragging a 10-year-old girl, in the Gorahi locality within the Salon police station limits, police said, adding that she was being interrogated.
In Majharganj Majre Bahai village under Lalganj Kotwali, a young man, who had got down from his SUV after it developed a snag, was targeted by the locals, suspecting him to be a child-lifter, police said.
The villagers hurled stones at the man, who somehow managed to convince them of his innocence, they added.
The Uttar Pradesh police has taken a serious note of the increase in the number of cases of mob violence over rumours of child-lifting in different parts of the state.
Director General of Police OP Singh has said the stringent National Security Act (NSA) will be invoked against those spreading rumours.
Support the daily wage earners who have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to contribute to the cause. #IndiaGives
The daily News18 Coronavirus COVID-19 newsletter - Get your copy here.
Recommended For You
- Hina Khan Cries as She Scrubs Doormats, Watch Video
- Salman Khan's Nephew Abdullah Khan Passes Away, Actor Remembers Him In Emotional Instagram Post
- Flying Tissues! UK Man Uses Drone to Send Toilet Paper to Sister
- Microsoft 365 is Indicative of a New Direction Where Microsoft is All About Consumers
- Reliance Jio ‘Recharge at ATM’ Service Announced: Here’s How to Use it