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POST TIME: 22 July, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Child-lifting rumours
Man killed, 12 more hurt in mob attacks
UNB, Dhaka

Man killed, 12 more hurt in mob attacks

 Despite the warning by the police administration not to take the law into own hands, angry mobs continued to attack suspected child-lifters in different districts, killing another man and injuring 12 others. After the killing of three people in mass beating in Dhaka and Narayanganj districts in a day as they were suspected to be child-lifters, the Police Headquarters on Saturday urged all not to take the law into own hands. However, angry mobs were seen paying little heed to the warning.

According to reports reaching the UNB news desk, a youth was killed in a lynch-mob attack by tea garden workers Deorachhara Tea Estate in Kamalganj upazila in Moulvibazar on Saturday night.

Besides, locals gave a good beating to a rickshaw-puller in front of the Forest Office near Chandnighat Bridge in the district town yesterday afternoon over the child-lifting rumour.

The victim was identified as Chandan Paul, son of Kalipad Paul of Sreemangal upazila.

In Naogaon, villagers beat six fishermen in Manda upazila yesterday after a rumour spread around that they were child-lifters.

In Rajshahi, three youths were beaten after they were suspected to be child-lifters at Binodpur Mizaner Mor in the city yesterday afternoon. In Tangail, locals gave a good beating to a youth after his 'suspicious' movement at Kandila Bazar in Sadar upazila on Sunday.

In Cumilla, angry mob beat a young man at Majhigachha in Sadar upazila yesterday morning, leaving him injured. The victim was identified as Arif, 30, son of Abdur Noor of Nayanpur in Kasba upazila of Brahmanbaria.