Mob Attack in Karnataka led to a nationwide debate on the WhatsApp rumours. While Hyderabad Techie Mohammed Azam who is a Google Employee in Gachibowli was killed, Three of his friends were beaten up severely.
First Information Report (FIR) confirms the group of four youth have been on a picnic and went to meet relatives at Handikere Village. They went for a walk upon asking the relatives to prepare lunch. While they were eating chocolates, Few School Children had been present there and they shared it with them. Locals suspected the group could be child kidnappers.
At 4 PM, Three People approached the Group and removed air from one of the tyres of their car. When the group questioned what's wrong with them, They accused them of coming to kidnap children. Within no time, Nearly 15 people pulled out rods and picked up stones. The group drove away out of fear of losing lives. Near Murki village, Car got struck under a bridge. Close to 200 people surrounded the vehicle and began throwing stones on it with an intention to kill them. Several police personnel who had rushed to the spot suffered injuries. With great difficulty, They pulled out the three people trapped in the car and shifted them to hospital.
So far, 32 people including women were arrested in connection with the mob attack. Manoj Patil who led the mob out of suspicion that the group could be child kidnappers was taken into custody.