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Man lynched in UP’s Bijopur over suspicion of being thief

The man’s family along with others staged a protest and gheraeod the Chapar police station demanding more arrests in the case, an officer said.

india Updated: Aug 11, 2018 11:46 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
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Mob lynching,Lynching in Uttar Pradesh,Bijapur
The incident took place on Friday evening and a case of murder was registered against several people.(HT File Photo)

A man was lynched in Bijopur here by a group villagers on the suspicion of being a thief, police said on Saturday.

The incident took place last evening and a case of murder was registered against several people.Two persons were arrested, Station House Officer (SHO), Chapar, Subhash Rathore said.

The deceased was identified as Kapil Tyagi.

His family along with others staged a protest and gheraeod the Chapar police station demanding more arrests in the case, the officer said.

They claimed that Tyagi was innocent and was beaten to death when he gone to work at Bijopur, Rathore said.

The protest was led by former BJP district president Devert Tyagi.

The matter is being investigated. Security personnel have been deployed in the village to thwart any untoward incidents,the SHO said.

First Published: Aug 11, 2018 11:42 IST