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Man beaten to death over theft suspicion in UP

PTI
Published : Aug 11, 2018, 11:11 am IST
Updated : Aug 11, 2018, 11:11 am IST

His family along with others staged a protest and gheraoed Chapar police station demanding more arrests in the case.

The incident took place on Friday evening and a case of murder was registered against several people, with two being arrested. (Representational image)
 The incident took place on Friday evening and a case of murder was registered against several people, with two being arrested. (Representational image)

Muzaffarnagar: A man was lynched in Bijopur by a group of villagers on the suspicion of being a thief, police said on Saturday.

The incident took place on Friday evening and a case of murder was registered against several people.

Two persons were arrested, Station House Officer (SHO), Chapar, Subhash Rathore said.

The deceased was identified as Kapil Tyagi.

His family along with others staged a protest and gheraoed the Chapar police station demanding more arrests in the case, the officer said. They claimed that Tyagi was innocent and was beaten to death when he gone to work at Bijopur, Rathore said.

The protest was led by former BJP district president Devert Tyagi.

The matter is being investigated. Security personnel have been deployed in the village to thwart any untoward incidents, the SHO said.

Tags: mob lynching, man beaten to death
Location: India, Uttar Pradesh, Muzaffarnagar