NEW DELHI: Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday batted for strong laws to check mob lynchings and stringent actions against the accused.
Taking to Twitter, the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said, "In Uttar Pradesh, mob lynching has taken a new form. Now innocent women are being targeted by the mob. There is a panic among people as women are being beaten up and killed over suspicion of being child-lifters. The state government must take strict actions against such wrongdoings."
यूपी में माब लिंचिंग अब अपने नए भयावह रूप में यहाँ की निर्दोष महिलाओं को अपना शिकार बना रहा है। इस सम्बंध में बच्चा चोरी के आरोप में बेगुनाह महिलाओं को प्रताड़ित/हत्या करने से लोगों में दहशत है। राज्य सरकार ऐसे गलत तत्वों के खिलाफ सख्त कानूनी कार्रवाई करे तो बेहतर है।— Mayawati (@Mayawati) August 28, 2019
The statement from the BSP supremo came just hours after a, a woman was also thrashed by a mob in Loni area on suspicion of her being the child-lifter.
During preliminary investigation, it was found that the victim was doing shopping with her grandson when people attacked her.
The mob attacked the woman after a fake video of her lifting a child went viral on social media platforms.
A similar incident of mob violence took place in Shamli also. A group of five women who had come to sell their products were beaten up by the locals on suspicion of being child-lifters.
"We belong to Gujarat and had come here for business purposes. But the locals started beating us. We are not child-lifters, " one of the five women had said while speaking to ANI.