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Guards beat thief to death

A 25-year-old man, who was allegedly trying to steal from a warehouse, was beaten to death by two watchmen in Sakinaka in the early hours of Monday.

mumbai Updated: Jun 29, 2010 02:25 IST

A 25-year-old man, who was allegedly trying to steal from a warehouse, was beaten to death by two watchmen in Sakinaka in the early hours of Monday.

The incident took place between 5.30 am and 7.30 am and the two watchmen, identified as Shyam Tiwari and Pandit were on duty at an under-construction building at Nahar Prachi Sankul, said the police.

"There is a warehouse where all the construction material is kept. When the two watchmen reached there while taking a round, they noticed that the door was open," said senior police inspector S. Dhanedhar.

They went inside and saw a man trying to steal.

"They tied his hands and legs and beat him with wooden sticks and iron rods. When the duo realised the man was dead, they fled from the spot," added Dhanedhar.

Around 2 pm a security guard went to the warehouse and found a man lying.

When he did not respond to his calls, the guard informed the Sakinaka police.

"It appears the man died due to internal injuries as there were no external injuries found on his body," said Dhanedhar.

The police rushed the man to Rajawadi Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. The police have so far not been able to trace his identity.

"The two watchmen are absconding. We have registered a case of murder against them and are searching for them," said Dhanedhar.