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Uttar Pradesh: Man lynched over Buffalo theft suspicion; cops begin probe


Lucknow, Aug 30: A 22-year-old Muslim man in Uttar Pradesh was lynched in a village in Bareilly district on suspicion that he had stolen a buffalo, police said today.

Shahrukh, 20, was beaten to death last night in Bholapur Hadoliya village under the Cantt police station area here.

Uttar Pradesh: Man lynched over Buffalo theft suspicion; cops begin probe

Four people have been arrested, said Superintendent of Police (City) Abhinandan Singh.

Shahrukh and three others had gone out last night when a group of locals caught hold of them, suspecting that they had stolen a buffalo. He was thrashed by the group while his associates managed to escape, police said.

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He was admitted to hospital in a serious condition and later succumbed to injuries,

Shahrukh worked in Dubai as tailor and had recently come home, Singh said.

According to the post-mortem examination, severe beating was the cause of death, the SP said. Both sides have lodged FIRs.

Shahrukh's brother has filed a complaint against 20-25 unnamed persons and three of his associates. The side which alleged buffalo theft have also lodged a case, the SP added.


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