Four Indian policemen suspended after failing to stop lynching

India has witnessed an increase in lynching

News Desk September 18, 2018
Indian Police officer in Karnataka instructed to lose weight. PHOTO: AFP.

INDIA: Four Indian policemen were suspended on Sunday after a viral video on social media showed them failing in their duty as a mob lynching a man, VOA News reported.

According to authorities, the officers were suspended three days after a Muslim student was beaten to death by a mob. the viral video showed the police officials acting as mere bystanders as the mob carried out the brutal act.

Police officer Jogeshchandra Haobijam said that five alleged attackers had been arrested.

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India has witnessed many lynchings this year during May, June and July. Here is a brief round up.

May 20, 2018

A Muslim man accused of killing a cow was beaten to death by a mob in central India.

Siraj Khan, a 45-year-old tailor, was attacked in the Satna district of Madhya Pradesh state and died at the scene, local police official Arvind Tiwari told AFP.

Kahn’s friend Shakeel Maqbool, who was also attacked, was admitted to hospital with critical injuries.

June 10, 2018

Indian police arrested 15 men after the latest in a spate of lynchings incited by rumours spread on WhatsApp of strangers abducting children, an officer said.

A mob in a mainly tribal area of the northeastern state of Assam pulled two men out of their car and beat them to death before police could arrive.

A video on YouTube shows the badly bruised and bleeding men pleading for their lives.

June 14, 2018

Eight people were murdered by lynch mobs across India in less than a week as law enforcement struggles to curb a recent spate of vigilante killings.

Angry mobs turned on victims in five separate Indian states, many motivated by rumours of child kidnapping or allegations of thievery or sexual harassment.




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