70-year-old man beaten to death on suspicion of being child lifter in UP

Several cases of innocents being beaten up following rumours of child lifting have been reported in Uttar Pradesh.

Published: 13th September 2019 02:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th September 2019 02:26 PM   |  A+A-

lynching, mob lynching

For representational purposes.


BANDA: A 70-year-old man was beaten to death by a group of people on the suspicion that he was a child lifter at Pinhai Railway Station in Chitrakoot district, the police said on Friday.

The deceased, who was wearing saffron robes, was mistaken for a child lifter by the people on the railway station on Wednesday and severely beaten up, Station House Officer, Manikpur, K.K Misra said.

READ| Mob lynching on suspicion of child lifting is inhuman, says Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi

The police rushed to the spot after being informed by the station master and shifted him to the community health centre from where he was referred to the district hospital, Misra said.

In his statement to the police before succumbing to injuries, the deceased identified himself as Ram Bharose of Shahjahanpur district and said some passengers thrashed him, the SHO said.

A case has been registered against unidentified persons and investigations are on, the SHO added.

Several cases of innocents being beaten up following rumours of child lifting have been reported in Uttar Pradesh.

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.)


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