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lynching

An act of violence inflicted by a mob upon the body of a person, which results in that person’s death.

The popular definition of lynching is that of an extrajudicial execution by hanging carried out by a mob, which is functioning independently of local police and law enforcement authorities.
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It has also come at the right moment as there has been a spurt in mob lynching in recent days, both on religious grounds and, of individuals who are mistaken to be child-lifters.
Authorities have now decided to take a tough stance against all those involved making incidents or content about mob lynchings go viral on social media.
"The problem is that investigations are not carried out correctly, not the lack of a specific law on mob lynching," says Luis Ramirez of the Instituto de Estudios Comparados en Ciencias Penales de Guatemala (ICCPG).=20 "People have already been sentenced for taking part in mob lynching.
Just last month, Tabrez Ansari, a victim of a recent mob lynching in India, died on June 22 after he allegedly succumbed to his injuries.
Identical incidences of mob lynching occurred at several places in the Jharkhand just a year ago on similar rumours about child lifters spread through social media.
The verdict is important as it will deter the practice of mob lynching, which has been on the rise over the past few years.
The re-post-mortem of the victims of a mob lynching incident, was to be conducted today in Imam Sahab cemetery on the orders of the Supreme Court.
The re-postmortem of the victims of a mob lynching incident, was to be conducted today in Imam Sahab cemetery on the orders of the Supreme Court.
Taking to Twitter, he said, "Our state government has enacted a law against mob lynching in the first week of August 2019.
The cases of mob lynching in India is on the high ("Man lynched for 'stealing peacocks'", Gulf News, July 21).
The Rajasthan Assembly had on August 5, passed an anti-lynching bill that provides life imprisonment and heavy fines to those convicted in mob lynching incidents after speedy trials.
Dubai: Tabrez Ansari was a victim of a recent mob lynching that took place in Jharkhand, India on June 18.