Lynching in India is at an all-time high. According to this article by India Today, there have been 16 lynchings in India in the two months preceding July.
They usually follow one of a few patterns, but two stand out.
The first is that an unknown person is accused of being a child lifter because of his foreign origins. Unverified reports shared virally across social media create an atmosphere of fear and mistrust, and as a result, the person is beaten to death.
The second usually concerns a person of the Muslim community. They are targeted by self-styled cow vigilantes who accuse them of slaughtering cows and kill them on this suspicion.
Here are 5 of the most horrific lynchings that took place in 2018.
1. Karbi Anglong, Assam (Source)
2. Hapur, Uttar Pradesh (Source)
3. Murki, Karnataka (Source)
4. Alwar, Rajasthan (Source)
5. Nizamabad, Telangana (Source)
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