SILCHAR: Moral Policing is on the rise these days with people taking the law into their own hands without thinking about the consequences or even the chances that the victim may be innocent.
In such a case, a man became a victim of moral policing as he was beaten black and blue and his vehicle was also set on fire on suspicion of being a child lifter in Assam's Cachar district on Wednesday, according to a police source.
"Some people attacked a person and also set his vehicle on fire. The person was grievously injured and was rushed to the hospital. We have registered a case against this incident and all the people involved in this attack will be arrested soon and stern action will be taken against them. No one can take law into their own hands." Cachar Superintendent of Police Numal Mahatta said in a statement.
Mahatta also requested the people of Cachar to not believe in any rumors and if they find anything that is suspicious or any person who is spreading those rumors, they should let the police know about it and should never take the law into their own hands.
Further investigation and search for the culprits associated with this attack are on.
A similar incident was reported from Assam's neighboring state Tripura a few days ago when a mentally unstable woman was beaten up by residents of Rajarbag area at Udaipur in Gomati district of Tripura on suspicion of stealing children. The woman was later shifted to a nearby hospital.
A top official of Tripura Police said, "Though no child theft has been reported so far, rumor often leads to serious law and order problems. Rumor mongering followed by lynching and political attacks and atrocities have become commonplace in the state nowadays"
So far, no arrests have been made in connection to the lynching case.
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