Ten suspected thieves beaten to death in India

Source: BBC News

Ten suspected thieves have been beaten to death by villagers in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, police said.

They said the killings took place in Chikaballapur, 55km (34 miles) from the state capital, Bangalore, late on Tuesday. One man was injured.

More than 70 people have been arrested in connection with the lynchings.

Police say the villagers prevented them from intervening. Correspondents say the incident highlights the widespread problem of “mob justice” in India.


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