Vigilante Justice

  • Two rape minor girl, one accused lynched by victim's family January 21, 2013

    Alwar: The brutalities against the girl child does not seem to end. In a shocking case, an eight-year-old girl was raped in Alwar district of Rajasthan on Friday night. The enraged family, wanting to set an example of vigilante justice, tried to lynch one of the two accused in full...
  • FTN: Are moral policemen the need of the hour? June 21, 2012

    ACP Vasant Dhoble is infamous for targeting restaurants and attacking their owners and waiters in the name of moral policing. ...
  • Mumbai ACP targets restaurants, assaults owners June 12, 2012

    Mumbai: Crusader or vigilante cop? Meet ACP Vasant Dhoble, head of the Social Service Branch of the Mumbai Police. For months, Dhoble has been on the warpath, making headlines for raiding and assaulting restaurant staff across the city, be it at hip restaurants, small eateries, private parties, or dance bars....
  • Mob of train passengers thrashes official March 21, 2010

    Vadodara: Railway officer B B Sharma has been tried, judged and punished--by a mob. Sharma, a traveling ticket examiner, was on Saturday beaten up by train passengers who accused him causing the death of a man fell from a train. Passengers of the Viragram train, which was traveling to Mumbai from Vadodara,...
  • Village plays judge, beats up and strips woman January 12, 2008

    New Delhi: A woman was beaten and stripped in a village in Andhra Pradesh on Friday after being accused of murdering her husband. A mob in Jalli village in Warangal district accused the woman, Aaliya, of killing her husband because she had an affair with another man. They also accused her...
  • Meet the Mob: Instant justice, public style September 13, 2007

    Public anger. Mob fury. People's justice. Mob mayhem. The year 2007, has been a year when the Indian Citizen has risen – at times justified, at times horrifyingly so and on others times in manners that raises questions about We, the people and those who supposedly lead us. And apparently...