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Asansol: Police have arrested 13 people for lynching a youth at Salanpur in Asansol on yesterday.

The arrests come even as a mob assaulted another stranger youth Shankarpur village nearby Andal suspecting him to be a child lifter. This happened last night.

The youth, who has suffered injuries in the head and face, is now admitted to Durgapur Sub-divisional Hospital.

As regards the Salanpur lynching, the police arrested 13 men after conducting an overnight raid. They were identified from a video that someone recorded on a mobile phone.

They were produced in Asansol District Court today 12 September and the judge sent them to police remand. They have been charged for murder and criminal conspiracy.

The police plan to interrogate them so to nab the others involved in the lynching.

In most cases, the mob assaults and lynching are being fed by social media rumours about child lifter and thieves. Hence, newcomers or strangers to an area are falling prey to mob violence.