This photo taken on June 1, 2018 shows an Indian member of the Dom community tending to a funeral pyre at the Manikarnika ghat in the old quarters of Varanasi. / AFP / CHANDAN KHANNA /
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Indian police said Sunday they 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 rumors on WhatsApp.The men were arrested over the murder of 27-year-old Mohammad Azam who was attacked along with two friends by a 2,000-strong mob in southern Karnataka state's Bidar district late Friday. More than 20 people have been lynched in India after being accused of child abduction in the last two months, according to media reports.The spate of lynchings started last May in eastern Jharkhand state after rumors on WhatsApp about child kidnappers led to the lynching of seven men.
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