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Video of gang of 11 hacking Maharashtra man to death with swords goes viral

The video, apparently from the CCTV cameras in Dhule, shows 11 men cornering the man, later identified as Rafiquddin Shaikh, 33, at a tea stall on Tuesday morning.

mumbai Updated: Jul 20, 2017 20:49 IST
Pratik Salunke

A video of a man being hacked to death with swords on Tuesday morning went viral on Thursday.

The incident took place in Dhule district in Maharashtra, around 280km from Mumbai.

The video, apparently from the CCTV cameras in the area, shows 11 men cornering the victim, later identified as Rafiquddin Shaikh, 33, at a tea stall on Tuesday morning.

“Shaikh was attacked when he went out for jogging,” said M Ramkumar, superintendent of police, Dhule.

Armed with swords, the men are seen attacking him at least 27 times. One of them is seen attacking Shaikh, even when he is lying motionless in a pool of blood.

The accused are then seen fleeing the spot on motorbikes.

Police said prima facie it appears to be a case of rivalry between two gangs. Shaikh has close to 33 cases, including extortion, attempt to murder and assault, against him. “We are checking what led to the attack,” said Ramkumar.

The Dhule police have launched a manhunt to trace the accused. “We have formed teams to trace the accused,” said Ramkumar.

The police have identified the accused, many of them who have criminal cases registered against them.

A case of murder has been filed.