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Man allegedly beaten to death over suspicion of cattle theft in Haryana

The incident took place on intervening night of August 2-3.

india Updated: Aug 05, 2018 07:34 IST
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A man was lynched to death in Haryana’s Behrola village.(ANI Photo/Twitter)

Three men allegedly beat to death an unidentified man in a village in Haryana’s Palwal district on Friday, police said
on Saturday, announcing the arrest of the suspects who are brothers.

The incident comes amid concerns of a growing trend of mob violence in the country, with many victims being alleged cow smugglers.

“One of the brothers saw someone cut a net covering their cattle and alerted the others. They chased him down and assaulted him fatally,” said a policeman investigating the case.

The police were hopeful of identifying the victim soon, who the suspects said had arrived in a group with more men. The others escaped.

“The deceased seemed to be from a poor family, the investigating officer said.

First Published: Aug 04, 2018 13:36 IST