Deranged man lynched for beheading old man


Ramappa (43), who is mentally deranged, severed the head of Mudalagiriappa (60) with a sickle when the later was on his way to the field to spray fertiliser this morning, Superintendent of Police Sandeep Patil said.

He then threatened villagers that they would meet the same fate. Irate villagers then lynched Ramappa.

The villagers then informed the police about the incident but even after one and half hours when the police did not arrive at the spot, the angry crowd protested on the highway, held up traffic and burnt tires for more than 3 hours. 

Finally SP Sandeep Patil, additional SP Kumar Karnind, DySP K P Chandra arrived and pacified  the protesting villagers.

The bodies have been sent for post martem to Channagiri hospital, Patil said.
“We are also trying to trace the medical history of Ramappa,” Patil said, adding that the man was earlier involved in some assault cases.

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