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A man was brutally beaten up by unknown people and his vehicle was set on fire on suspicion of being a child kidnapper in Cachar district of Assam, said police on September 21.

“Some people attacked a person and set fire to a vehicle. The person was seriously injured and police rescued him and rushed him to hospital. We have registered a case in connection with the incident and we will take stern action against the culprits,” said SP Numal Mahatta.

He further urged people not to believe in any rumours.

“I request all the citizens of Cachar district that, don’t believe any rumours. If they found any person who is spreading rumours or found any suspected person then inform the police immediately and we will take action. Don’t take law in your hands,” added Mahatta.

Rumours are circulating about child lifters in various parts of Assam and the police has been trying to make people aware of the same.

Further investigation is underway.

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