Wife of hostage taker stoned to death by villagers

The wife of the Uttar Pradesh man who held 23 children hostage at a birthday party has died of injuries after she was beaten and attacked with stones by neighbours. The man, Subhash Batham, had been shot dead by the police last night after a 10-hour standoff at a village in Farrukhabad.

After Subhash Batham, a murder accused out on bail, was killed and the children brought out of his house by the police, his wife was caught by locals and assaulted. Bricks and stones were thrown at her. She reportedly suffered injuries all over and was taken to hospital in a critical state.

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The police had to take her to safety and admit her in hospital. She died early this morning.

“She had head injuries and was bleeding when she was taken to hospital. She had tried to run,” said senior police officer Mohit Agarwal.