Child lifting

Child-lifting rumours led to Palghar lynching: CID chargesheet

The CID also collected cyber evidence, including messages and posts about child- lifting gangs that were circulated on social media platforms in the area.

published on : 16th July 2020

24 people arrested in Meghalaya after man lynched on suspicion of being child-lifter

Nine people from the state capital Shillong had gone to the area for a picnic when they came under attack. While Macmillan Kharshandy lost his life, the others escaped with injuries.

published on : 10th March 2020

1 farmer dead, 5 critically injured as mob attacks them over child theft rumours in Madhya Pradesh

Attack on farmers happened when they had gone to recover outstanding Rs 1.5 lakh from three labour contractors in Dhar district.

published on : 5th February 2020

Centre asks states to check mob lynching fuelled by child-lifting WhatsApp rumours

The Centre today asked the states and Union territories (UTs) to check incidents of mob lynching fuelled by rumours of child lifting on social media.

published on : 5th July 2018

A timeline: Fake WhatsApp rumours trigger series of mob lynching across the country

A number of Mob lynching cases were reported from various parts of the country in recent weeks after fake news started circulating on WhatsApp.

published on : 2nd July 2018

Five killed in Maharashtra's Dhule by villagers after child-lifting rumour

According to police, there were rumours for the last few days that a gang of child lifters was active in the area.

published on : 1st July 2018