A probe has been ordered after a man was beaten up a mob in an apparent incident of moral policing after he was spotted 'kissing' his wife while bathing in the Saryu river in Ayodhya.
Police personnel were injured in Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand amid violent protests in multiple cities involving stone-pelting.
Lynching is not defined as a crime under the Indian Penal Code. In 2017, NCRB collected data on cases of mob lynching, hate crimes etc. But it was observed that the data was unreliable.
Stone-pelting and arson have been going on in violent protests over Nupur Sharma's comments on Prophet Muhammad in Howrah for two days.
The complainant in the case and the Opposition Congress party have alleged the attackers belong to the Bajrang Dal.
Around 40 people have been arrested for the violence in which 12 police personnel were injured, according to the police.
Two people were killed and at least 24 were injured in violent protests on Friday over Nupur Sharma's comments on Prophet Muhammad.
A video surfaced on social media in which the woman said she is an adult and had gone willingly with the man, according to police.