TINSUKIA, Sept 20: An elderly man was beaten up by a mob on suspicion of being a child lifter in Tinsukia district on Thursday night. The police, however, are yet to identify the victim. It is alleged that the man attempted to lure a child at Parbotia locality.
“The kid shouted and called her mom which alerted the accused,” sources said.”He shouted at me from the other side of the road asking me to go with him,” the seven-year-old child told media persons, adding: “I called my mother after which he started running.”
Later, her mother told media persons that she was inside her house when the child shouted saying someone had come to take him. “I saw the person and shouted at him following which he started running and locals caught hold of him,” she said.
“We informed Tinsukia Sadar police immediately. A police party took him away,” an eyewitness told reporters.” “The person seem to be a nomad. He does not know about his home. We have detained him for questioning and investigating the allegations,” said SI Dilip Chetia.