NRI lynched in UP on suspicion of buffalo theft

A young non resident Indian was lynched in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly district on suspicion that he had stolen a buffalo, police said Thursday.

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

Four people have been arrested, said the superintendent of police (city) Abhinandan Singh.

Shahrukh was out with three friends when a group of locals pounced upon them.

The attackers suspected the four of having stolen a buffalo and thrashed Shahrukh brutally while his friends managed to escape.

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

Shahrukh worked as a tailor in Dubai 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 the three friends who were with him. The side which alleged buffalo theft have also lodged a case, the SP added.

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