A man was beaten to death over a loan of Rs. 50 in the Shaheed Nagar locality of Sahibabad on Sunday, police said.
Police said the victim, Salim, 45, suffered critical injuries after a group of men assaulted him over the recovery of a loan or Rs. 50 from Salim’s nephew, Hashim. Hashim had borrowed Rs. 200 from his neighbour Munna. He later paid him Rs. 150 back and promised to pay the remaining amount very soon. But on Sunday, Munna picked up a fight with Hashim over the remaining sum of money.
The fight turned ugly and Munna’s family joined him. They started pushing Hashim around when Salim heard the cries and came out of his house.
He intervened in the fight but was targeted by Munna and his friends who beat him badly. He suffered critical injuries and succumbed to them in a local hospital. Sahibabad police station officer RN Yadav said a case has been registered and two persons have been arrested.