Suspecting them to be child kidnappers, the locals attacked them and vandalized their car.
There were four people in the vehicle, and three of them managed to escape. While the remaining one was caught by the villagers and lynched. However, the other three did not manage to make it too far, as the villagers caught up with them and they met the same fate as their companion.
After receiving the information about the mob action, the police who reached the village, were also attacked by the villagers and the vandalized the police car.
"People were in suspicion that the people travelling in the car were the child thief. This is the reason they attacked the people and burnt the car," Police Station in-charge Mani Kant
This isn’t the first time someone has been killed due to suspicion of committing crime.
Last year, a man named Akhlaq was killed in Dadri district of Uttar Pradesh on the suspicion of storing beef n his refrigerator.
First Published: 19 May 2017 09:46 AM