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Man lynched in Bihar on charge of snatching money

Press Trust of India  |  Sitamarhi (Bihar) 

A 24-year-old man was lynched by a mob in Bihar's district following allegation of a pick-up that he had snatched money from the latter, police said Monday.

Rupesh Jha was assaulted by a group of villagers near Ramnagra village under station area after he had an altercation with the pick-up Sunday, Sadar Deputy SP Veer Dhirendra said.

He was first taken to the and then shifted to the and Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries earlier in the day.

Dhirendra said the reason behind the killing would be known after the investigation was over.

According to police sources, the pick-up alleged that Jha was trying to flee on his motorbike after snatching his money and when he raised an alarm, the villagers assembled and beat him up with canes.

Jha's relatives, however, claimed that he was beaten up by the mob when he tried to overtake the pick-up van, the sources said.

Asked whether the 'snatched' money was found, the deputy SP said the case was being investigated from all angles.

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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 19:30 IST