Child lifting rumour lead to lynching

Kubaisi’s wife Zaibunnisa said that the four had set off from Hyderabad Friday morning to meet a relative at Bidar and attend a social function. “When they stopped for tea near a school at Murki village in Aurad taluka at about 4.30 pm, they saw school children heading home. Salham started handing out foreign chocolates, which he was carrying, to students. However, someone raised an alarm that strangers were luring kids with chocolates and people started gathering immediately,” Her wife said. Aurad Police Station, in whose area the lynching took place, said that three WhatsApp administrators who circulated the photos and messages that the four men were child kidnappers have been arrested. “We have also arrested 30 people who were part of the mob,’’ the official said.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 4 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Village perpetrator Religion Unknown
perpetrator Organizational Unknown Was cross FIR filed Not Applicable
Details of the FIR

Aurad Police Station

Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Need confirmation :Victims said that two policemen reached the spot but could not prevent the mob from beating them up. later on registered Current status Under investigation
Charges Filed Other details
judgement Reference other information
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Main Information
Date of incident: July 15, 2018
Nature of Violence
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Causal factors
  • Manufactured Rumour
  • Name of the victim : Mohammed Azam Ahmed(32)died on the spot, Salham Eidal Kubaisi (38) injured, Noor Mohammed and Mohammed Salman
    Name of Perpetrator Mob
    State Karnataka
    District/City Bidar
    Party In Power / Incidents INC - Indian National Congress
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