A stochastic model has been formulated to analyse the combined effect of a leader who acts as a pro-rumour source and the effect of anti-rumour source like government media on the process of the spread of rumour leading to breakdown of law and Order. The probabilities related to various states have been derived. The relative affects of the pro-rumour and anti-rumour sources have been discussed by taking a particular case. The results obtained have been applied to study the appropriateness and timing of various control measures taken by the authorities to restore normalcy.
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Goswami and Kumar (1990). Continuous time stochastic model for effect of pro-rumour source on a volatile social group exposed to a rumour and use of anti· rumour source to control the resulting breakdown of law and order. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 3(1), pp. 38-47.