Man lynched in UP over suspicion of theft

A man was lynched in Bijopura 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 surrounded 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. 

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