A shocking incident of mob violence triggered ook place in Ahmedabad by rumors spread on social media platforms, Shantiben Marwadi, a 40-year-old beggar woman was hacked to death in Ahmedabad by a mob which mistook her as a member of the child-lifting gang.
The victim was declared dead by Ahmedabad civil hospital where she was rushed in after being mercilessly thrashed by a mob in Vadaj area of the city.
Other three women beggars were also thrashed by the mob that turned violent as the four women were found begging the city amidst rumors that a gang of women involved in child lifting is roaming around in the city.
All the four women came to Ahmedabad for begging from neighboring Rajasthan. They were staying on the outskirts of the city.
Ahmedabad police requested people not to believe in social media messages & videos on child-lifting gang roaming in the city. The police also warned those spreading rumors on Whatsapp, Facebook & other platforms to incite people.