After a brief lull, the rumours about child lifters are back and with deadly consequences.
Two people who were taking their nephew to a doctor became the latest victim of this rumor-mongering. In a tragic incident in Asalatpur Jarai village in Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh, a 40-year-old man was killed and his brother was seriously injured after some villagers mistook them for child-lifers.
Raju and his brother Ram Avatar were on their way to a hospital with their nephew who was suffering from acute stomach ache on their bike. But as they were passing through Asalatpur Jarai village, the boy was crying due to pain. Hearing the cry, some villagers thought the duo were child-lifters and confronted them.