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Man lynched by mob on suspicion of vehicle theft in Alwar

The incident angered the local villagers and family members who blocked the Ramgarh-Govindgarh road.

August 17, 2022, 5:23 pm

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Victim Chiranjilal who was lynched by a mob in Alwar.

JAIPUR: A 45-year-old man, identified as Chiranjilal (45), was beaten to death by a mob of about 25 people in Rambas village of Govindgarh town in Alwar district. Two days after the brutal beating, the victim succumbed to injuries on Monday.

The incident angered the local villagers and family members who blocked the Ramgarh-Govindgarh road. The villagers demanded a compensation of Rs 50 lakh and a government job to the next of kin. The police have detained one of the suspects, while others are at large.

The victim was attending nature’s call in a field when some people – suspecting him of stealing a tractor – beat him up mercilessly. The incident happened on August 14. The victim was undergoing treatment and succumbed to injuries on Monday.

The body of the victim reached his native village around 11 pm on Monday. The villagers started a protest immediately. They refused to perform final rituals before their demands were met.

Chiranjilal was the sole bread earner in the family of 11 members. He was a vegetable vendor.

Sources said that some people stole a tractor following which the police were informed. Some villagers looking for the thieves who left the tractor on an agricultural farm and fled away. The owners reached the farm and found the victim attending nature’s call. They accused him of stealing the tractor and started beating him up.

First published: August 16, 2022
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