Mob Lynching

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Gurugram: Truck driver, transporting meat, brutally assaulted; one arrested

01 Aug 2020

Gurugram: Truck driver, transporting meat, brutally assaulted; one arrested

In full public view, a man was thrashed with rods and hammers in Haryana's Gurugram on suspicion that he was carrying cow meat. The victim, a man named Lukman, was chased by cow vigilantes and beaten on Friday, showing how law and order have collapsed in the celebrated city.

Jharkhand: Man lynched for allegedly trying to steal a goat

12 May 2020

Jharkhand: Man lynched for allegedly trying to steal a goat

In a gruesome incident, a man was lynched in Jharkhand's Dumka on Monday after he allegedly tried to steal a goat. He died on the way to the hospital.

Palghar lynching: Police laxity exposed, cops suspended, CID probe ordered

21 Apr 2020

Palghar lynching: Police laxity exposed, cops suspended, CID probe ordered

Last week, a crowd of hundreds rained blows and sticks on three men, including two sadhus, in Palghar, Maharashtra, eventually killing them.

Lynch the rapists, says Jaya Bachchan, over Telangana rape-murder case

02 Dec 2019

Lynch the rapists, says Jaya Bachchan, over Telangana rape-murder case

Amid nationwide outcry over the gruesome gang-rape and murder of a young woman in Telangana, Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan on Monday argued that those accused of rape must be brought out in public and lynched.

People afraid to criticize Modi government, says industrialist Rahul Bajaj

01 Dec 2019

People afraid to criticize Modi government, says industrialist Rahul Bajaj

Bajaj Group chairperson Rahul Bajaj on Saturday raised several concerns about the Narendra Modi government at an event.

Karnataka: Australian tourist thrashed for allegedly misbehaving with women

20 Nov 2019

Karnataka: Australian tourist thrashed for allegedly misbehaving with women

On Tuesday, an Australian national was thrashed by a group of locals in Kondanakoppa village of Bagalkot district, Karnataka, for allegedly misbehaving with women, in an inebriated state.

Can't silence us: Fresh letter condemns sedition case against celebrities

09 Oct 2019

Can't silence us: Fresh letter condemns sedition case against celebrities

Three months ago, 49 celebrities wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the rise in mob lynching incidents, but they were slapped with sedition charges. They were accused of ruining India's "image".

Celebrities, who wrote to Modi about mob-lynching, charged with SEDITION

04 Oct 2019

Celebrities, who wrote to Modi about mob-lynching, charged with SEDITION

An FIR has been registered against celebrities, including filmmakers Mani Ratnam, Aparna Sen, and historian Ramachandra Guha, who wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over rising incidents of mob lynching.

Bulandshahr: Accused out on bail, murdered cop's wife fears threat

27 Sep 2019

Bulandshahr: Accused out on bail, murdered cop's wife fears threat

In December last year, a cop was murdered by an unruly mob in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh and later, several people were arrested.

Tabrez Ansari lynching: Days after outrage, accused charged with murder

19 Sep 2019

Tabrez Ansari lynching: Days after outrage, accused charged with murder

A few days back, Jharkhand police had willy-nilly dropped the murder charges against 11 people accused of lynching Tabrez Ansari, a Muslim man, in June.

Assam: Mob beats 73-year-old doctor to death, 21 detained

02 Sep 2019

Assam: Mob beats 73-year-old doctor to death, 21 detained

A murderous mob took the life of a 73-year-old doctor in Assam only because he was not "present" at the hospital when a worker needed treatment.

#HarishJatavLynching: Government agrees to fair probe, family cremates his father

19 Aug 2019

#HarishJatavLynching: Government agrees to fair probe, family cremates his father

The family of Harish Jatav, who was allegedly beaten to death by a mob in July, performed the last rites of his father on Sunday after the Rajasthan government gave assurance of a fair probe.

#HarishJatavLynching: Father commits suicide, family threatens to self-immolate demanding justice

17 Aug 2019

#HarishJatavLynching: Father commits suicide, family threatens to self-immolate demanding justice

In a disturbing turn of events, the blind father of a man who was lynched to death in Rajasthan's Alwar last month, committed suicide earlier this week. He was forced to take the extreme step as authorities did nothing to bring his son's killers to justice.

Pehlu Khan lynching: Family blames probe after accused walk free

15 Aug 2019

Pehlu Khan lynching: Family blames probe after accused walk free

In 2017, a man was lynched on suspicion of being a cow smuggler, the act was filmed, and the incident made everyone angry.

49 celebrities write to PM Modi, demand action against lynchings

24 Jul 2019

49 celebrities write to PM Modi, demand action against lynchings

The atmosphere of the country is troubling and something needs to be done about hate-driven crimes-- this is the gist of a letter which 49 celebrities wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.

Tamil Nadu: Man beaten, stabbed for consuming beef soup

12 Jul 2019

Tamil Nadu: Man beaten, stabbed for consuming beef soup

In a shocking incident, a young man from Tamil Nadu was allegedly attacked by members of a fringe group for consuming beef soup.

Assam: Mob lynched Muslim quack to death for raping minor

06 Jul 2019

Assam: Mob lynched Muslim quack to death for raping minor

On Thursday, a mob in Assam's Sitoi Adong village lynched a Muslim quack to death, after he was accused of rape by two women, including a minor.

Lynched 2 years ago, Pehlu Khan chargesheeted for cow smuggling

29 Jun 2019

Lynched 2 years ago, Pehlu Khan chargesheeted for cow smuggling

Two years after the infamous Alwar mob lynching incident, Rajasthan police have filed a chargesheet against the victim, Pehlu Khan, and his two sons for cow smuggling.

Muslim men kidnap Hindu girl, lynch her father to death

28 Jun 2019

Muslim men kidnap Hindu girl, lynch her father to death

A minor daughter of a 55-year-old man was reportedly abducted in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad. When he approached the police, no action was taken against suspects. Instead, the accused entered his house and beat him to death.

Lynching in Jharkhand pained me, says Modi in Rajya Sabha

26 Jun 2019

Lynching in Jharkhand pained me, says Modi in Rajya Sabha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi finally broke his silence on the mob lynching incident of Jharkhand, in which a 22-year-old Muslim youth lost his life.

Jharkhand: Lynching victim died as his head injury wasn't detected

26 Jun 2019

Jharkhand: Lynching victim died as his head injury wasn't detected

Last week, a 22-year-old man succumbed to injuries in Jharkhand after being brutally thrashed by a mob. The death of Tabrez Ansari, days after the attack, sparked outrage across the nation.

Jharkhand: Muslim man lynched, 11 people held, two cops suspended

25 Jun 2019

Jharkhand: Muslim man lynched, 11 people held, two cops suspended

A Muslim man identified as Shams Tabrez Ansari died on Saturday (June 22) in Jharkhand, days after a mob tied him to a pole and brutally thrashed him.

Mathura: Muslim mob lynched shopkeeper to death over 'lassi'

06 Jun 2019

Mathura: Muslim mob lynched shopkeeper to death over 'lassi'

In a stern message last year, the Supreme Court said India can't become the land of mob lynchings.

Jalandhar: Man, accused of raping 11-year-old, beaten to death

03 Jun 2019

Jalandhar: Man, accused of raping 11-year-old, beaten to death

In a distressing turn of events, a 39-year-old man was beaten to death in Jalandhar on Sunday afternoon. The man allegedly raped an 11-year-old girl after which the locals lost their cool.

Akali Dal leader calls Rajiv Gandhi "India's biggest mob lyncher"

06 May 2019

Akali Dal leader calls Rajiv Gandhi "India's biggest mob lyncher"

Endorsing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stand, an Akali Dal leader called former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi "India's biggest mob lyncher".

WhatsApp reveals how it catches fake accounts on its platform

08 Feb 2019

WhatsApp reveals how it catches fake accounts on its platform

Recently, WhatsApp held a press conference in New Delhi to explain how it is tackling fake accounts and spread of misinformation.

#SochKeShareKaro: Mumbai Police teaches what not to share on WhatsApp

01 Feb 2019

#SochKeShareKaro: Mumbai Police teaches what not to share on WhatsApp

The official Twitter handle of Mumbai Police has never failed to impress us with their witty and humorous civic lessons.

In new video, Naseeruddin Shah says dissenting voices being silenced

05 Jan 2019

In new video, Naseeruddin Shah says dissenting voices being silenced

Amnesty India released a video on Friday featuring veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah where he spoke about constitutional rights of Indians and claimed there was a crackdown on dissenting voices.

Furious over RJD leader's murder, mob kills two in Nalanda

02 Jan 2019

Furious over RJD leader's murder, mob kills two in Nalanda

Violence erupted today in Bihar's Nalanda district, where a mob, infuriated by the murder of a local RJD leader, beat to death two people, one of them a minor boy, and left another critically injured, said police sources.

#ThatWas2018: 6 Supreme Court verdicts that changed India in 2018

31 Dec 2018

#ThatWas2018: 6 Supreme Court verdicts that changed India in 2018

If 2018 can be summed up for India in a phrase, it would be called the 'year of reforms'.

Adityanath calls Bulandshahr incident an accident, not mob lynching case

08 Dec 2018

Adityanath calls Bulandshahr incident an accident, not mob lynching case

The death of a police inspector in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr, earlier this week, was an accident and not a case of mob lynching, state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Friday.

UP: CM Adityanath meets murdered inspector's family, assures justice

06 Dec 2018

UP: CM Adityanath meets murdered inspector's family, assures justice

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met the family members of slain cop Subodh Kumar Singh in Lucknow on Thursday.

Naqvi calls Bulandshahr violence 'inhuman,' urges people to remain united

04 Dec 2018

Naqvi calls Bulandshahr violence 'inhuman,' urges people to remain united

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today termed the mob violence in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh over 'illegal' cow slaughter 'inhuman' and said stern action should be initiated against those responsible.

Junaid Khan lynching: Main accused granted bail

03 Oct 2018

Junaid Khan lynching: Main accused granted bail

In a strange development, the main accused in Junaid Khan's lynching, Naresh Kumar, was granted interim bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday.

#PehluKhanLynching: Witnesses, including sons, fired at by unidentified men

29 Sep 2018

#PehluKhanLynching: Witnesses, including sons, fired at by unidentified men

On Saturday morning, witnesses in Pehlu Khan's lynching in Alwar in April 2017, including his sons, have been allegedly fired upon while they were on their way to Behror to depose Khan's lynching.

Manipur lynching: Four policemen suspended after video shows their presence

17 Sep 2018

Manipur lynching: Four policemen suspended after video shows their presence

Just days after a 26-year-old man was lynched at a village near Manipur's Imphal, state police have suspended four policemen after a purported video of the incident indicated that armed police personnel were present in the village during the incident.

Manipur: Man lynched on suspicion of stealing vehicles; 5 arrested

15 Sep 2018

Manipur: Man lynched on suspicion of stealing vehicles; 5 arrested

A man has been allegedly lynched in Imphal West district of Manipur on suspicion of stealing vehicles, a senior police officer said.

Comply with orders on cow vigilantism: SC to states

07 Sep 2018

Comply with orders on cow vigilantism: SC to states

The Supreme Court on Friday gave a week's time to the states that haven't filed a report on the incidents of cow vigilantism and mob lynching as per its July 17 orders. Only 11 out of 29 states and Union territories have filed their reports.

Bihar: Youth asked to lick spittle, suspecting he stole mobile-phone

03 Sep 2018

Bihar: Youth asked to lick spittle, suspecting he stole mobile-phone

One person was arrested for allegedly assaulting a youth and making him lick spittle in Bihar's Nalanda district, suspecting that he had stolen a mobile phone, police said yesterday.

Assam lynching: Chargesheet against 48 accused filed

02 Sep 2018

Assam lynching: Chargesheet against 48 accused filed

On Saturday, Assam police filed a chargesheet against 48 accused in the lynching of businessman Abhijit Nath and musician Nilotpal Das.