Man beaten to death on suspicion of cattle theft

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Lucknow, Aug 30 (IANS) A man was beaten to death by a mob in Bareilly district in Uttar Pradesh early on Thursday on suspicion of stealing their cattle, police said.

The deceased was identified as Shahrukh Khan (20), who worked as a tailor in Dubai and had come home for Eid. Superintendent of Police Abhinandan Singh said three persons were arrested after the incident.

The incident happened in Bholapur Hindoliya village where more than 50 persons attacked four young men when they found them in their cattle yard.

The youths were thrashed mercilessly by the mob and handed over to the police later.

The villagers have filed a FIR against Shahrukh and three others, alleging cattle theft.

–IANS

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