The incident took place last Sunday when five people were lynched to death by villagers in Dhule district on suspicion of being child-lifters.
What strengthened the locals’ suspicion about the victims was their inability to communicate in any language, be it Manipuri, Hindi or English.
Two migrant labourers from Bihar, employed at a Metro Rail construction site, were assaulted by a mob suspecting them to be child lifters at Teynampet on Saturday night.
Under its "Prayaas" initiative, the Tripura Police is aiming to forge stronger police-public ties to improve law enforcement and curb rumours.
The mentally retarded woman was tied to a pole and tortured when the locals and personnel from the Village Defence Party (VDP) tried to stop the mob and alerted the police immediately.
Chakrabarty was a member of a team of the state Information and Culture Affairs department which was campaigning against rumour-mongering.
The scared scholar Ramnath Bhatt feared for his life ran and took refuge in a nearby school but the unruly mob even gheraoed the school, not willing to spare him.
As rumours about a gang of child-lifters being in the area were swirling around, the villagers thought the man was a part of some such gang and beat him to death with sticks.
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