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Police: Hindu Mob Kills 28 Muslims

February 28, 2002

AHMADABAD, India (AP) _ A Hindu mob burned to death 28 Muslims in their homes, including 12 children, a top police official said Thursday, amid riots in retaliation for a Muslim attack on a train.

``We have taken out 18 bodies,″ Joint Commissioner of Police M.K. Tandon told The Associated Press. He said the dead were believed to include 12 children.

He said officers had seen up to 10 more bodies lying inside the smoldering remains of six bungalows in a Muslim pocket of the Hindu-dominated Meghaninagar neighborhood.

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