Lucknow, June 30, 2017: Three persons were lynched and two others burnt alive after being attacked by a group of Apta village residents in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli district on Friday.
The clash took place around 9.30 pm after a group of men from the adjoining Pratapgarh district allegedly attacked the house of the pradhan of Itaura Buzurg village.
After attacking, Itaura villagers chased an SUV for 2kms on motorcycles and set the vehicle on fire after it collided with an electric pole in Uchahar. Three persons who came out of the SUV were beaten to death while two others got engulfed in the flames and died.
By the time the police arrived, all five men were dead. A case of murder has been filed.
Till now, four persons, including three sons of village pradhan Ram Sahi Yadav — Vijay Kumar Yadav alias Raja Yadav, Krishna Kumar Yadav and Pradeep Kumar Yadav — have been arrested.
The fourth accused, Ram Bahal Yadav, is also a resident of Apta. Police claimed to have recovered two bloodstained sticks, a countrymade pistol and three cartridges from them.
The deceased were identified as Rohit Shukla, Anoop Mishra, Ankush Mishra alias Bhaskar Mishra, Brijesh Shukla and Narendra Shukla — all residents of the neighbouring Pratapgarh district.