Indians assaulted in Nepal over kidnap fears

Kathmandu, April 22 (Inditop) About a dozen Indians were detained by locals in southern Nepal Wednesday and thrashed severely on the suspicion that they were kidnappers.

Six of the victims were taken to Lahan Hospital in Siraha district in the Terai plains, a private radio station said.

Kantipur FM said that with kidnappings on the rise in Siraha, locals suspected a group of about 12 Indians to be potential abductors and assaulted them.

Their identities could not be ascertained immediately.

Recently, locals in the Terai set an unidentified woman ablaze after suspecting her of being a child lifter.

The woman died of severe burns.