Woman thrashed by locals on suspicion of child lifter
Madurai: Amid continuing incidents of attacks and lynching in the country, a young woman was thrashed by locals on suspicion of being a child lifter before police rescued near here on Thursday, the police said.
The woman, who appeared to be from north India, was beaten up by residents of Pathinettankudi near Melur after they tied her hands with a rope, they said.
On information, police rushed to the spot, rescued the woman and admitted her to the government hospital in Melur, about 30 km from here.
The attack comes in the backdrop a spate of similar such incidents in several parts of the country when people were either beaten up or lynched on suspicion that they were child abductors, which prompted the government to ask social media operators such as WhatsApp to clamp down on rumours.