Suspected thief beaten to death

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Rajkot, Jun 23 (UNI) A man, suspected to be a thief, was allegedly beaten to death by seven people at Khodiarpara here.

According to a complaint lodged by one Keshav Parmar, four men had scaled the roof of his house yesterday with the intention of committing theft. However, the family members alarmed the neighbours, who came equipped with sticks.

Though three of the men managed to escape, the fourth one (not identified) was caught and allegedly beaten by Keshav Parmar and his neighbours. Later, they admitted him in the hospital and also lodged complaint against him, police said.

The suspected thief, however, died few hours after admission in the hospital, police said. The post-mortem report revealed that the man died of multiple injuries, police added.

Seven people, including Parmar, his two sons --Satish and Ashok -- have been booked for killing the man, rioting and unlawful assembly.

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