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World Two more dead in India WhatsApp lynchings

11:05  11 june  2018
11:05  11 june  2018 Source:   bbc.com

Rumors spread on social media fuel deadly India mob attacks

  Rumors spread on social media fuel deadly India mob attacks Fueled by rumors of child kidnappers that spread on social media, Indian mobs have killed well over a dozen people in brutal attacks since early May. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath) GAUHATI, India — The rumors circulated through the hills of northeastern India on Facebook and Whatsapp. There were photos of dismembered corpses in some messages, and of an injured child lying in the street. The messages said hundreds of people, sometimes disguised as beggars, were stalking the towns and villages of India's Assam state, slipping into houses at night. One message said the outsiders were criminals.

Indian police have arrested 15 men after lynchings incited by rumours on WhatsApp of strangers abducting children Social media used to spread rumours of child abductions incite lynchings in India . Read more : arrests , child abduction , india .

"As a legal term, lynching does not exist in India , but it's seen as the extrajudicial punishment and murder Most lynchings occurred in areas of sparse population, habitation or law enforcement-mostly highways That's because a WhatsApp message, with pictures of dead children, had A day later, two people died in the first lynching at Jadugora. It left behind the indelible image of Mohammed

  Two more dead in India WhatsApp lynchings © Abhijeet Nath/Nilotpal Das via Facebook India police have arrested 16 people after two men became the latest victims of hysteria over WhatsApp rumours of child kidnappers.

The men were visiting a village in north-eastern Assam state when they were beaten to death by a large mob.

Rumours of child kidnappings are spreading across India over WhatsApp, and have already led to the deaths of six other people in the last month.

Police say it is proving hard to debunk the messages on social media.

"When rumours start circulating on social media, it takes some time to stop them completely," senior police official Mukesh Agarwal told BBC Hindi's Dilip Kumar Sharma. He added that police are keeping a watch over various social media sites in an attempt to stop the spread of the messages.

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The trigger for a string of lynchings in Jharkhand was a message circulated through mobile application WhatsApp that spooked villagers, mostly unsuspecting tribals, into believing that their children may be targeted by On Thursday, seven people were beaten to death in two incidents. more from india .

The two victims have been identified as Nilotpal Das, an audio engineer and Abijeet Nath, a digital artist - both residents of Guwahati, the largest city in Assam.

Police say the two were attacked when they stopped at the village to ask for directions.

A video of the attack went viral over the weekend, where one of the men can be seen pleading for his life. On Sunday, students and activists filled the streets of Guwahati to protest the killings.

The state government has said it has dedicated special control rooms to counter rumours as well as provide awareness drives to prevent any spreading panic in the region.

It is not clear when and how the rumours started, but India has seen sporadic incidents of mob justice and vigilantism in the past.

In some cases, doctored video messages showing children being snatched from streets have gone viral, prompting locals to beat up any one who looks unfamiliar or cannot speak the regional language.

Photo: Abhijeet Nath/Facebook

           Nilotpal Das/Facebook

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