Two men were arrested for allegedly thrashing a 31-year-old suspected thief to death in North Delhi's Burari, the police said today.
Birbal fell down stairs only to be caught red-handed and thrashed to death allegedly by a mob in a failed theft attempt on July 11.
The accused, identified as Khurshid (24) and Feroz (25), were arrested today. They are related to the owner of the house in which Birbal had allegedly entered for stealing.
Efforts are on to identify the others who were involved in thrashing Birbal, the police said.
Birbal's post-mortem was carried out and a report is awaited.
He was accompanied by another man, who fled the scene.
They had allegedly entered the house in Burari for theft. However, as the duo was executing their plan, the house owner returned and caught them red-handed.
The owner then raised an alarm when they tried to escape. During the melee, Birbal slipped from stairs as he tried to run towards the roof of the building.
Meanwhile, some locals who had gathered on the spot caught hold of him and thrashed him.
Birbal became unconscious and was taken to hospital by the locals where he was declared dead.
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