Army Rescues 3 Priests From Rumour-Driven Mob Attack In Assam
NDTV Published on Jul 6, 2018
A timely intervention by the army saved the lives of three saffron-robed priests who were attacked by a mob in Assam in a continuation of the spate of attacks over WhatsApp rumours. Three others were rescued by the police 29 km away, at Haflong, the district headquarters. The police said locals, in both cases, became suspicious because rumours of child-lifters' presence in the area were doing the rounds on WhatsApp.