The video, which originated from here, had a message, saying that three children were kidnapped by strangers who lured them into accepting chocolates, biscuits and other toys.
It also said that a gang of 400 kidnappers have come to Bengaluru for child trafficking. A police officer, requesting anonymity, said the video, showing some persons allegedly confessing to the kidnapping of children, was the reason behind the lynching of the techie.
The officer said a special awareness drive has been launched in the district asking people not to rely on WhatsApp forwards and take the law into their hands, merely on suspicion of somebody being a child-trafficker.
Usmansab and his three friends had come to visit their friend Mohammed Bashir Afroz at Handikera village in Bidar yesterday.
They managed to escape but were caught near Murki village,as the crowd alerted their acquaintances there, and badly beaten up.
Police reached the spot,managed to bring the situation under control and shifted them to a hospital, but Usmansab died on the way, they said. The others have been hospitalised.
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