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Miscreant beaten to death by villagers in Latehar district

Press Trust of India  |  Latehar (Jharkhand) 

One miscreant was beaten to death by villagers when he along with other accomplices was trying to collect levy in the name of an ultra organisation in district, police said today.

The deceased identified as along with his accomplices had come to Bariatu village late last night to collect levy in the name of an ultra organisation "JJMP", police said.

Armed with firearms they asked a villager Jitendra Singh to open door of his house. As soon as Jitendra opened the door be was attacked with lathis by the miscreants, police said adding that another villager rushed to rescue Jitendra but he too was beaten up.

Both Jitendra and Virendra received in the incident and were rushed in a local hospital.

A large number of villagers assembled on the spot on hearing the screams and gheraoed the miscreants, who wanted to flee. The villagers caught hold of two miscreants and started beating them.

While Ram was beaten to death by the villagers, another miscreants was handed over to police.

A police team reached the spot and recovered the body of Ram.

The police said Ram has links with JJMP and used to collect levy in the name of JJMP.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 22:50 IST