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Three robbers lynched in Madhya Pradesh

india Updated: Mar 13, 2008 12:03 IST

A mob lynched three men accused of robbery in Semli village of Madhya Pradesh's Shajapur district, the police said on Thursday.

"The incident occurred on Wednesday evening when the men were trying to flee after an unsuccessful attempt to rob two women of their ornaments. The men had come on two motorbikes and shot at and injured one of the women before fleeing," Shajapur Police Superintendent JP Ahirwar told IANS.

"However, one of the motorcycles got stuck while they were escaping and the villagers caught one of the robbers and lynched him. The furious villagers then tracked down the other two and beat them to death," said Ahirwar.

The robbers have been identified as Vikram, Pappu and Yahswant of neighbouring Jhalawar district in Rajasthan.