Hyderabad man lynched in Bidar

Hyderabad man lynched in Bidar

An angry mob lynched 26yearold Md Azam from Hyderabad and injured three others on the suspicion of being childlifters near Bidar in Karnataka on...

Hyderabad: An angry mob lynched 26-year-old Md Azam from Hyderabad and injured three others on the suspicion of being child-lifters near Bidar in Karnataka on Friday evening. The injured were shifted to the Yashodha hospital in Malakpet here.

According to local police officials, Talha Ismail and Mohammed Salman from Hyderabad and Mohammed Bashir, a native of Bidar, were injured in the incident. Four men, who were on a trip to Murki, parked their car near a government school in Bootakula village for a while.

After they saw some children, they offered them chocolates from what they were eating. However, when the residents saw them some of them started screaming that they were ‘child abductors.’

Threatened by the villagers, they tried to speed away in their vehicle. But villagers in the next village were already alerted and set up road blocks to stop the ‘red-car.’ The speeding vehicle upon reaching the spot skidded off the road.

Within few minutes about 400 men converged at the place and after pulling them out of the car they started thrashing them with wooden sticks.

By the time police arrived all the four received bleeding injuries. Azam, who received head injuries, died on the spot.

While other three were shifted to a nearby hospital and later were shifted to Hyderabad on Saturday evening. Azam’s body was handed over to his family after post-mortem.

The police in Bidar took into custody 32 people, including two admins of a Whatsapp group, which allegedly had spread the rumours through fake Whatsapp messages. An FIR was also registered at the Kamalanagar police station.

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