Mistaken for child lifter, drunk teen almost lynched

A drunk teenager from Uttar Pradesh was almost lynched by a mob in eastern Bengaluru’s Thanisandra Main Road on Sunday evening on the suspicion that he was a child lifter. 

The boy raised suspicion when he tried to talk to schoolchildren. Some passersby mistook him for a child lifter, pounced on him and beat him black and blue. But a Hoysala patrol car drove up shortly thereafter and rescued the boy. The boy was later taken to a hospital. 

The jurisdictional Hennur police said the boy was drunk, walked unsteadily and had dragged a child on the road, drawing the attention of passersby.

They beat him up for his “wayward” behaviour and drinking at an early age.

The boy was on the way to Thanisandra where he lives in a shed with his brother.
The brother has refused to file a police complaint over the attack. 

This is not the first mob assault in Bengaluru. 

On May 23, 2018, Kaluram Bachanram, a 26-year-old man from Rajasthan, was lynched by a mob in Chamarajpet on the suspicion that he was a child lifter.

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