Recently I saw a news clipping which brought forth the news of a mentally ill woman lynched to death by village people on the basis of suspicion that she has kidnapped a child. I emphasize on the word “suspicion“. There was no proof whatsoever.
This is not something out of the blue. Such lynchings have become more or less a routine. People get killed by the mob because of their eating preferences (read beef), their religious beliefs, their voice being voiced (example: a young auto driver killed because he asked two men not to urinate in public, Reference: Times of India news site).
Reason behind this brutality: Being hurt! Yes people get brutalised by people because the later set of crowd gets hurt, I mean when their religious sentiment gets hurt they don the robe of anger; when their ego gets hurt on being pointed…
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