Incidents of mob loosing their calm, taking the law in their hands, and deciding justice by themselves has become almost a daily thing in several states now. The latest in the row has emerged from the Shahpur Toli village of Bihar’s Vaishali district, where a mentally ill woman was lynched by a group of people on Thursday over rumours of being a child-lifter.
As per the reports, the unidentified woman, who is in her 20s, was caught entering a house on Thursday morning, following which villagers thought that came to abduct a child.
“She was caught and declared a child lifter. A crowd of around 50 to 70 people assembled at the spot and started raining blows and punches on her. Men, women and children, stripped her and mercilessly thrashed her till she to unconscious,” police said.
Station house officer Izaz Ahmad said the woman’s body has been sent for post-mortem.
In a similar incident, a man was beaten to death at Choudhary Bihga village in Aurangabad district on August 19, over child lifting rumours.
Earlier this month, three people were brutally thrashed by locals of Patna’s Digha area on the suspicion of being child-lifters in three separate incidents. The Supreme Court recently took a strong view of such incidents and asked the Centre to frame a separate law to tackle this menace.