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Mob lynches an elderly man to death on suspicion of cattle theft in Bihar’s Araria

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Patna: In another incident of mob lynching reported, an elderly man was mercilessly beaten to death by a mob of around 300 over suspicion of cattle theft in Bihar’s Araria district.

The incident took place on December 30 in Araria (Bihar), when the victim identified as Kabul Mian was beaten brutally by a group of people accusing him of robbery. Kabul was thrashed harsh and killed.

According to the reports, Kabul kept on begging for his life. He was heard saying that has everything in life so there’s no reason for him to rob anybody. Kabul even offered land and money to the aggressive crowd to let him go away but the people kept on beating him with sticks.

Following the incident, there has been an atmosphere of tension in the nearby villages.

Security has been tightened in the areas to avoid such incidents. KP Singh, Sub-Divisional Police Officer, Araria, said all the assailants were known to the victim and they are from the same community. A first information report or an FIR against unknown persons has been registered and they are looking for the main accused.

The cases of lynching in Bihar have been rising constantly, In another similar incident, a Dalit youth was bludgeoned to death by a mob on suspicion of theft in Bihar’s Nawada district. Rupan Manjhi, in his late 20s, was beaten to death with bamboo sticks, bricks and iron rods in Lavarpura village.

The opposition has attacked the Nitish Kumar goverment over the deteriorating law and order in the state. RJD leader and the most vocal critic of the Bihar chief minister, Tejashwi Yadav, accused Mr Kumar of turning Bihar into “Lynch-Vihar”.

“Nitish government is working hand in glove with criminals,” Tejashwi Yadav alleged.

According to police officials, a group of four thieves entered a house but after the family raised an alarm three of the thieves fled while one was caught by the villagers and beaten to death.