Rumors spread on social media fuel deadly India mob attacks

Rumors spread on social media fuel deadly India mob attacks

In this Monday, June 11, 2018 photo, Gopal Chandra Das, left and Radhika Das, parents of Nilotpal Das, who was killed in a mob attack hold his photograph during a ritual at his residence in Gauhati, India. Fueled by rumors of child kidnappers, and spread on social media, Indian mobs have killed well over a dozen people in brutal attacks since early May. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
In this Monday, June 11, 2018 photo, supporters of Nilotpal Das, photograph on center right and Abhijit Nath, center left, who were killed by mobs hold a banner during a silent protest in Gauhati, India. Fueled by rumors of child kidnappers, and spread on social media, mobs have killed well over a dozen Indians in brutal attacks since early May. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
In this Monday, June 11, 2018 photo, rituals are observed for Nilotpal Das, who was killed in mob attacks, at his residence in Gauhati, India. Fueled by rumors of child kidnappers, and spread on social media, mobs have killed well over a dozen Indians in brutal attacks since early May. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
In this Monday, June 11, 2018 photo, supporters of Nilotpal Das, and Abhijit Nath, who were killed by mobs hold a silent protest in Gauhati, India. Fueled by rumors of child kidnappers, and spread on social media, mobs have killed well over a dozen Indians in brutal attacks since early May. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
In this Monday, June 11, 2018 photo, a supporter of Nilotpal Das, photograph on center right and Abhijit Nath, center left, who were killed by mobs, stands during a silent protest in Gauhati, India. Fueled by rumors of child kidnappers, and spread on social media, mobs have killed well over a dozen Indians in brutal attacks since early May. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
In this Monday, June 11, 2018 photo, supporters of Nilotpal Das, and Abhijit Nath, who were killed by mobs, hold candles during a protest in Gauhati, India. Fueled by rumors of child kidnappers, and spread on social media, mobs have killed well over a dozen Indians in brutal attacks since early May. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
In this Monday, June 11, 2018 photo, supporters of Nilotpal Das, and Abhijit Nath, who were killed by mobs hold a silent protest in Gauhati, India. Fueled by rumors of child kidnappers, and spread on social media, mobs have killed well over a dozen Indians in brutal attacks since early May. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Rumors spread on social media fuel deadly India mob attacks

In this Monday, June 11, 2018 photo, Gopal Chandra Das, left and Radhika Das, parents of Nilotpal Das, who was killed in a mob attack hold his photograph during a ritual at his residence in Gauhati, India. Fueled by rumors of child kidnappers, and spread on social media, Indian mobs have killed well over a dozen people in brutal attacks since early May. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
In this Monday, June 11, 2018 photo, supporters of Nilotpal Das, photograph on center right and Abhijit Nath, center left, who were killed by mobs hold a banner during a silent protest in Gauhati, India. Fueled by rumors of child kidnappers, and spread on social media, mobs have killed well over a dozen Indians in brutal attacks since early May. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
In this Monday, June 11, 2018 photo, rituals are observed for Nilotpal Das, who was killed in mob attacks, at his residence in Gauhati, India. Fueled by rumors of child kidnappers, and spread on social media, mobs have killed well over a dozen Indians in brutal attacks since early May. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
In this Monday, June 11, 2018 photo, supporters of Nilotpal Das, and Abhijit Nath, who were killed by mobs hold a silent protest in Gauhati, India. Fueled by rumors of child kidnappers, and spread on social media, mobs have killed well over a dozen Indians in brutal attacks since early May. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
In this Monday, June 11, 2018 photo, a supporter of Nilotpal Das, photograph on center right and Abhijit Nath, center left, who were killed by mobs, stands during a silent protest in Gauhati, India. Fueled by rumors of child kidnappers, and spread on social media, mobs have killed well over a dozen Indians in brutal attacks since early May. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
In this Monday, June 11, 2018 photo, supporters of Nilotpal Das, and Abhijit Nath, who were killed by mobs, hold candles during a protest in Gauhati, India. Fueled by rumors of child kidnappers, and spread on social media, mobs have killed well over a dozen Indians in brutal attacks since early May. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
In this Monday, June 11, 2018 photo, supporters of Nilotpal Das, and Abhijit Nath, who were killed by mobs hold a silent protest in Gauhati, India. Fueled by rumors of child kidnappers, and spread on social media, mobs have killed well over a dozen Indians in brutal attacks since early May. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
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