Man, 55, Beaten To Death By Mob Over Alleged Cattle Theft In Bihar’s Araria

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Araria, Bihar: A 55-year-old man was mercilessly beaten to death by a mob of around 300 over suspicion of cattle theft in Bihar’s Araria district. Kabul Miyan was kicked in the face, hit with sticks and repeatedly called chor (thief), show a couple of videos shot by attackers on their mobile phones.

The attackers, led by a man called Muslim Miyan, can be heard laughing and encouraging each other to continue thrashing the man. They even removed the victim’s pants as they rained blows on him.

Kabul Miyan’s pleas and defence failed to move the mob that didn’t take a break until their victim lay lifeless on the ground. Some of them even suggested that the videos are uploaded online.

The police came to know about the mob violence two days later, after the videos went viral in the area.

KP Singh, Sub-Divisional Police Officer, Araria, said all the assailants were known to the victim and they are from the same community. A first information report or an FIR against unknown persons has been registered and they are looking for the main accused.

 

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