India: Six killed over child kidnap

Police say the two districts are tense due to rumours about child kidnappers.

India: Six killed over child kidnap

Mobs have killed six people in India’s Jharkhand state because of rumours of a child abduction ring, police say. Three people were beaten to death in Seraikela district on Thursday morning and three more were killed in Jamshedpur district in the evening. A senior police official told BBC Hindi that the incidents happened because of “rumours that a child-kidnapping group was active in these areas”.

Police have not yet arrested any suspects in the two cases. It is not clear when and how the rumours started. But RK Malik, a spokesperson for the state police, said people had become increasingly worried by them.

“They are suspecting anybody unknown to them [to be] a child kidnapper,” he said. He added that police officers had been injured while trying to stop the mob in Seraikela.
The state’s top policeman, DK Pandey, said police had not received any reports about kidnapped children in these two districts in recent days. “So these are just rumours,” he said.

More than 100 police officials had been deployed in each district to provide security and quell rumours, he added. Jharkhand is one of India’s poorest states.



Source : PTI

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