Karur, Sep 24 : A 15-year-old boy was allegedly lynched in Tamil Nadu’s Karur district on Sunday, on suspicion of having stolen Rs 3,000 in cash and a mobile phone.
The boy, P Balasubramani, was tied to a pole and brutally thrashed by the neighbours.The boy, allegedly in the habit of indulging in petty thefts, was fatally beaten up by some people, who suspected him to be behind the theft of the mobile phone and Rs 3,000 cash of a man in Allalikoundanur village, a police officer said.
P Balasubramani, the deceased, was staying with his mother who worked as a daily wage labourer to support the family as his father had died recently. He was previously involved in some thefts, police reports suggested.
The boy’s mother, a widow, fled the house when the enraged mob came looking for her son. After she returned, the woman found the boy dead with injury marks, the officer said.
Following investigation, it was found he had been lynched. A case has been registered and action would be taken against the culprits, the officer added.