Mob in Rajasthan attacks transgender suspecting her to be a child lifter

According to police officials, transgender Basanti, a resident of Banswara, had come to Udaipur for some work.

Published: 31st August 2019 10:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st August 2019 10:01 PM   |  A+A-

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By IANS

JAIPUR: An angry mob on Saturday attacked a transgender in Udaipur suspecting her to be a member of a child lifting gang as rumours about such groups being active in various states swamped the social media.

According to police officials, transgender Basanti, a resident of Banswara, had come to Udaipur for some work. She then went to Savina Krishi Mandi when someone spread the rumour that a child had gone missing.

An angry crowd then attacked the transgender finding her presence suspicious.

Basanti sustained several injuries and was later taken to a hospital by the police.

The police also had to use a little force to control the situation. Eleven people have been arrested in this connection, the police said.

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