Across India mob attacks are on the rise, fuelled by false rumours on WhatsApp and social media.
According to a BBC analysis of millions of English language reports, at least 31 people have been killed in the past two years and dozens more injured.
These are the numbers verified by the BBC. Many more incidents have been reported.
Many of the false rumours warn people that there are child abductors in their towns, driving locals to target innocent men who are not known to the community.
A total of 25 men, 4 women, and two people of unknown gender have died. Here is a timeline of those incidents the BBC has verified.
The BBC’s analysis identified a sharp increase in the number of fatal attacks in 2018. 31 people died in 23 incidents over two years. 20 of these violent mob attacks occurred between April and July 2018.