Uncle is beaten to death after taking his cousin to a doctor's appointment in India and a crowd believes he is a child snatcher
- Two brothers took their cousin to a doctor when the couple was attacked
- Both men beaten by crowds armed with iron bars and sticks above the false rumors
- One man died and the other was wounded during the attack in Uttar Pradesh, India
- The armed gang mistakenly thought the men had kidnapped the young boy
An uncle was killed and his brother was wounded after a crowd in India attacked them for false rumors that they had kidnapped their cousin.
The two brothers took the boy to a doctor in Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh, when the armed group confronted them and accused the couple of taking the young man.
Both men were lying on the ground after being dragged to a field when the gang struck them on Tuesday with iron rods and sticks, according to local media.
A video of the horrific attack was posted online in which a man was beaten to death and his brother or sister was injured, according to NDTV.
Yamuna Prasad from Uttar Pradesh police said four suspects have been arrested for the mass attack in which one man was killed and another was injured
The police arrived on the scene and stopped the group that attacked the brothers, but one man was declared dead when he arrived at the hospital.
Senior police officer Yamuna Prasad said that four suspects have been arrested in the investigation so far.
He told local media: & (39) They (the victims) brought their sick nephew to the hospital in Chandausi when the incident happened. Four people have been arrested so far. & # 39;
Rumors have spread across the state of child thieves who roamed freely, with around 100 similar Mafia attacks reported this month.
Often false rumors of kidnapping in India are spread over WhatsApp and some attacks kill innocent victims.
A woman who was shopping with her grandson in Ghaziabad, near Delhi, was beaten by a crowd this week for allegations that she was also a child abductor.
Buildings are in Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh, where a man was beaten to death and his brother was wounded by false rumors that the couple had kidnapped their cousin (stock image)
So far, 44 people have been arrested for various Mafia attacks in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
The Uttar Pradesh police said they were taking action in an attempt to stop attacks fueled by false rumors.
PV Ramasastry, senior police officer, told ANI news agency: & # 39; In recent days, people have been beaten up for allegations of childcare by mobs in some districts.
& # 39; We have analyzed the incidents, there is no question of lifting children. These are rumors spread by antisocial elements. So far 44 people have been arrested. & # 39;
A software engineer was beaten to death last July and three other victims were seriously injured by WhatsApp rumors that they had kidnapped a child.
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