Three men were beaten to death by a mob in Bihar on suspicion of stealing cattle in Baniyapur village in Saran district on Friday morning, the police said.
According to police officials, the trio was spotted at around 4.30 am in the village with a pick-up truck that was allegedly transporting cattle.
Bihar: Three people were beaten to death by locals in Baniyapur, Saran on suspicion of cattle theft, today morning. Bodies sent for postmortem by police, investigation underway. pic.twitter.com/wNKJIYgfn5
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Villagers claimed that there were four people who had come to "steal" cows. However, when they tried to catch them, one of the men managed to flee.
"The three were beaten up by the villagers in a fit of rage. Investigation in the case is underway," the police said.
The bodies of the deceased have been sent for postmortem.
According to NDTV, family members of the those killed in the attack have filed a first information report against the villagers. A police case has also been registered against the alleged cattle thieves by the villagers.
With inputs from ANI
Updated Date: Jul 19, 2019 12:28:35 IST