Four arrested for thrashing 50-year-old woman over suspicion of being child-lifter in Uttar Pradesh

An FIR was registered in Etah on Monday in connection with the incident based on a complaint filed by Beena Devi.

Published: 26th August 2019 07:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th August 2019 07:53 PM   |  A+A-

Handcuffs, arrest

For representational purposes

By PTI

LUCKNOW: Four people were arrested on Monday for allegedly thrashing a 50-year-old woman in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh suspecting her of being a child-lifter, an official said.

The incident took place in the Shringar Nagar area of Etah on Sunday and a video purportedly showing some women and men beating the lady surfaced on social media, he said.

"Beena Devi (50), a resident of Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh, was beaten by some people alleging her to be a 'Bachcha chor' (child-lifter) on Sunday in Etah. Four persons have been arrested in the matter," Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Awanish Awasthi said here, quoting a report of the Etah Superintendent of Police.

An FIR was registered in Etah on Monday in connection with the incident based on a complaint filed by Beena Devi, he said.

"A total of six people were identified in the video footage of the incident and four of them have been arrested so far," the additional chief secretary said.

They were identified as Jitendra, Varun, Badam Shree and Prema Devi, all residents of Shringar Nagar locality, he added.

The police are trying to nab two other accused, Sunita and Sheela, he said.

The incident was stated to be a fallout of rumours that "child-lifters" are on the prowl in the city and have taken away small children.

Police have appealed to people not to pay heed to such rumours and warned of strict action against perpetrators.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp