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Man lynched by mob for `stealing` goats in Jharkhand

Man lynched by mob for `stealing` goats in Jharkhand



A 32-year-old man was beaten to death by a mob for allegedly attempting to steal goats in Jharkhand`s Giridih district, police said on Sunday.

The incident took place on Saturday night at Sadi Gawanro, a tribal-dominated village, in the Muffasil Police Station area of the district, around 200 km from the state`s capital Ranchi, a senior officer said.

The deceased was identified as Vinod Choudhary, a resident of Simaria village within the same police station limits.

“The man went to the Sadi Gawanro village to steal goats. When he was untying ruminants from a house on Saturday night, it came to the notice of villagers and he was beaten to death,” Giridih sub-divisional police officer Anil Kumar Singh told PTI.

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The villagers alleged that the man was involved in several crimes.

An investigation has been started, the SDPO said, adding that the police are trying to identify those involved in killing of the person.

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