Fatehpur, Nov 3 A man, who was trying to escape after murdering his wife, was beaten to death by villagers in Uttar Pradesh’s Fatehpur district.
The incident took place on Wednesday but the matter came to light only on Saturday when a video went viral on social media.
Identified as Naseer Qureshi, 40, he was attacked by at least six men wielding lathis and iron rods when he tried to escape after killing his wife with an axe, Afsari, 35.
Local police denied knowledge of the incident until a video of the man being thrashed surfaced online.
UP Director General of Police O.P. Singh told reporters that the 40-year-old Nisar Qureshi, who is from Chhattisgarh, was visiting his in-laws’ house in Fatehpur.
He killed his wife Afsari, 35, with an axe and also attacked his sister-in-law and mother-in-law following an argument.
Qureshi was fleeing from the spot when he was caught by locals who then beat him to death, Singh said, adding that the a probe has been launched into the incident.
Police now say they have identified five of the people seen in the disturbing video and have arrested three of them.
Gazipur Station House Officer Sandeep Tiwari said that Qureshi’s brother Ashfaq has lodged a complaint against 100-150 people following which a case was registered.
A doctor, who conducted Qureshi’s post-mortem, said apart from sustaining injuries to his head and mouth, a number of his bones were also fractured.