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India Mob Brutally Kills Man Over Rumor He Ate Beef

They beat him with bricks until they crumbled, his family says

(Newser) - The mob came in the night while Mohammad Akhlaq slept, smashing in his door and dragging him from bed, then beating him to death with bricks until the blocks crumbled in their hands, reports the Washington Post . Why? "They accused us of keeping cow meat," Akhlaq's daughter,... More »

India Cops Charge Baby With Coercion

Nazim is 12 months old, at most

(Newser) - India police are apparently determined to keep baby criminals off the streets—not novice criminals, actual babies. Officers in rural Uttar Pradesh charged a kid named Nazim, whose age is somewhere between 10 months and a year, with coercion and intimidation, reports the BBC . It's not a case of... More »

4th Woman Found Hanged From Tree in India

Women's security should be the priority: PM

(Newser) - First a string of rape stories , now a wave of similar stories alleged to end from the branch of a tree: A 19-year-old woman has been found hanging in a northern Indian village, and her family says she had been raped. The BBC calls it the fourth such crime in... More »

At Least 40 Killed in India Train Crash

Station master disappears

(Newser) - An express train slammed into a parked freight train in northern India today, killing at least 40 people and reducing cars to a heap of torn and twisted metal, officials said. The Gorakhpur Express passenger train was traveling at high speed and slammed on its brakes in an attempt to... More »

Leopard Terrorizes India Hospital

Spends 12 hours inside before bursting out through window

(Newser) - Patients in an Indian hospital yesterday received an unusual—and pretty frightening—visitor: a leopard that had turned up in the northern city of Meerut, injuring seven people, per the Hindustan Times . After being teased by "mischievous elements" in a warehouse, the animal headed to the hospital, where it... More »

Dream-Led Treasure Hunt Turns Up ... Nothing

$25K search has been suspended

(Newser) - India ended a search for treasure beneath a 19th century fort after finding only a few bones and terracotta bricks but none of the gold predicted by a Hindu holy man's dream , an official said today. The search began Oct. 18 in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India after... More »

After Dream, Archaeologists Hunt for Gold in India

Guru believes there's more than 1K tons under palace

(Newser) - That archaeologists are exploring what was buried in the ground where a palace once stood in northern India is fairly mundane news—except that they're on the hunt for more than 1,100 tons of gold ... that a guru dreamed is located there. The dig began yesterday at the... More »

19 Dead in India After Hindus, Muslims Clash

Gun and knife battle sparked by killing of 3 villagers last month

(Newser) - Hundreds of troops have been deployed to quell deadly riots and clashes between Hindus and Muslims, sparked by the killing of three villagers who had objected when a young woman was being harassed in northern India. Police said 19 people were killed, including an Indian broadcast journalist, a police photographer... More »

More Arrests in Brutal Delhi Gang Rape

Angry protestors march on presidential residence

(Newser) - A fifth suspect has been arrested in connection with Sunday's gang rape of a 23-year-old woman on a bus in Delhi, reports the BBC . Police aren't revealing much information about the suspect as they are still trying to determine whether he is a minor. But the Times of ... More »

Fired Workers Kill Boss in India

Workers, invited to negotiate, beat Indian chief of Italian manufacturing firm to death

(Newser) - An angry mob of laid-off workers killed their former boss at an Italian manufacturing firm in India yesterday, the Independent reports. Lalit Kishore Choudhary, who oversaw Oerlikon Graziano’s auto-parts business in India, was bludgeoned to death with iron bars as he tried to negotiate with the disgruntled former employees.... More »

Indian Politician Bridges Caste Divide

Kumari Mayawati, an untouchable, has risen to prominence, power

(Newser) - Kumari Mayawati, the 5-foot-tall, unmarried member of the so-called untouchable caste, has gained unprecedented power and stature in Indian politics. The leader of the nation's most populous state, Mayawati is positioning herself to become India's next prime minister, a feat that would have been unthinkable until recently and for which... More »

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