Killing in mob beating criminal offence:Police
Fatal mob beatings of child abduction suspects have prompted the law enforcers to warn the people not to take the law into their own hands. In a warning issued on Saturday, Police headquarters reminded the people that killing someone
suspected to be a kidnapper in mob beating is a crime.
A week ago, the law enforcement agencies arrested eight people on charges of spreading rumours on Facebook that "human heads and blood are required to build the Padma Bridge". Besides making the arrests, police rescued three others from mobs that were beating them on suspicion that they were child abductors on that day. The arrests came after Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered officials to track down the people who have spread the rumour.
Police in Bhola had earlier detained a man on charges of spreading on social media the rumour that "children were being abducted for sacrifice by beheading".
The Bridges Division in a notice urged the people not to be misled by the rumour. -bdnews.24.com