In this May 17, 2018 file photo, an Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard on a road during the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan, File)
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Eight people have been murdered by lynch mobs across India in less than a week, officials said Thursday, as law enforcement struggles to curb a recent spate of vigilante killings.Angry mobs turned on victims in five separate Indian states, many motivated by rumors of child kidnapping or allegations of thievery or sexual harassment. In the capital New Delhi on Wednesday, a 32-year-old man was beaten to death by four men wielding iron bars who accused the victim of harassing a woman, police said. Police have struggled to douse persistent rumors on social media about a child kidnapping ring that motivated six vigilante killings across India in May.
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