Thief allegedly thrashed to death by mob in Delhi’s Burari where family of 11 committed suicide

Some locals, who had gathered at the spot, caught hold of the man and thrashed him to death, police said.

delhi Updated: Jul 13, 2018 11:39 IST
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The two men allegedly involved in the theft were caught red-handed by the house owner.(HT File Photo)

A man fell down stairs only to be caught red-handed and thrashed to death allegedly by a mob in a failed theft attempt in North Delhi’s Burari area, the police said on Thursday. Burari has dominated headlines with news of a family of 11 commiting suicide recently.

The attempted theft in Burari took place on Wednesday when two men allegedly entered the house of a resident at around 1:30 pm.

“Two men allegedly entered a house in Burari for theft. However, as the duo executed their plan, the house owner returned and caught them red-handed,” a senior police officer said.

“The owner then raised an alarm when the two men tried to escape. During the melee, one of them, identified as Birbal, slipped from stairs as he tried to run towards the roof of the building,” he said.

Meanwhile, some locals who had gathered on the spot caught hold of him and thrashed him, he added.

Birbal became unconscious and was taken to hospital by the locals where he was declared dead.

His accomplice managed to escape, the officer said.

“A case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder has been registered against unidentified persons,” said Nupur Prasad, DCP(North).

The deceased used to work as a labourer in the area, he said, adding the body was sent for autopsy.

First Published: Jul 13, 2018 11:17 IST