Locals Thrash 9 Labourers on Suspicion of Child-Lifting in Amethi
Amethi SP Khyati Garg said that five people have been arrested in the matter.
As many as nine labourers were thrashed by locals in Lodipur village in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi on Tuesday, 3 September, on suspicion of child-lifting.
Amethi SP Khyati Garg said that after returning from work, the labourers had stopped to drink alcohol during which they got into a fight with a man.
“The labourers and the man were drunk. After the brawl, the labourers put the man in their pick-up, which some local thought of as abducting a child. Amid the child-lifting rumours, the locals gathered and beat them.”Amethi SP Khyati Garg
She further informed that the nine labourers were brought to a nearby hospital. “Five people have been arrested, others will also be arrested. Strict action will be taken against those who spread rumours."
Sanjeevan Kumar, a victim said that they were attacked because people mistook them to be child-lifters. However, he said that they hadn’t abducted any children.
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