Man lynched to death on suspicion of being ‘buffalo thief’ in UP’s Bareilly


Bareilly, Aug 30 : A 22-year-old Man was allegedly lynched to death by a group of 40-50 villagers in Bholapur Hindoliya village in Bareilly district, over suspicion of stealing a buffalo.

According to the police, the villagers called them and told them that  and three of his friends were trying to steal a buffalo.

According to reports the suspect and three other men were allegedly trying to steal a buffalo from the village when the villagers attacked them, three men accompanying him managed to escape while Khan was beaten up by the mob. Khan worked at an embroidery unit in Dubai and had come home about a month ago.

Bareilly SP Abhinandan Singh  said, “locals handed over a group of people to police on suspicion of cattle robbery. Condition of these people was not good & so they were admitted to district hospital, where this person died.”

An FIR has been lodged against 30 unidentified villagers and a case has been filed against the four  on buffalo theft.

The police took him to the district hospital, where he died during treatment. “The villagers informed us about the incident. We took the man to the hospital. It seems he had overdosed on drugs. He was a regular user,” said Abhinandan, a senior police officer in Bareilly.



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