Man killed by 2,000-strong mob over child-kidnapping rumours on messaging service

Indian police have arrested 25 people after a man was killed by a mob in the country’s latest lynching over suspicion of child kidnapping sparked by rumours on WhatsApp.

The men were arrested on Sunday over the murder of Mohammad Azam, 27, who was attacked along with two friends by a 2,000-strong mob in southern Karnataka state’s Bidar district late on Friday.

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