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Extrajudicial killing usually carried out by a mob or vigilante group

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Lynching is a premeditated extrajudicial killing by a group. It is most often used to characterize informal public executions by a mob in order to punish an alleged transgressor, convicted transgressor, or to intimidate a group. It can also be an extreme form of informal group social control, and it is often conducted with the display of a public spectacle for maximum intimidation. Instances of lynchings and similar mob violence can be found in every society.

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'Lynching' alien construct, don’t use it to defame India: Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday condemned the growing trend of killings by mobs even as he maintained that the incidents were not “one-sided” and objected to the..
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