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Man falls down stairs, dies after being thrashed in failed theft bid

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A man fell down only to be caught red-handed and thrashed to death allegedly by a mob in a failed theft attempt in North Delhi's area, the police said today.

The incident took place yesterday when two men allegedly entered the house of a resident at around 1:30 pm.

"Two men allegedly entered a house in for theft. However, as the duo executed their plan, the house owner returned and caught them red-handed," a senior police said.

"The owner then raised an alarm when the two men tried to escape. During the melee, one of them, identified as Birbal, slipped from as he tried to run towards the roof of the building," he said.

Meanwhile, some locals who had gathered on the spot caught hold of him and thrashed him, he added.

Birbal became unconscious and was taken to hospital by the locals where he was declared dead.

His accomplice managed to escape, the said.

"A case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder has been registered against unifentified persons," said Nupur Prasad, DCP(North).

The deceased used to work as a labourer in the area, he said, adding the body was sent for autopsy.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 22:55 IST