Patna: In yet another case of brutal mob violence in the state, two men were beaten to death by locals in the Saran district of Bihar over suspicion of cattle theft. The incident took place in Baniyapur in Saran district on Friday. As soon as the incident was reported, police rushed to the spot to take a stock of the situation.
As per the reports, locals in Baniyapur village in Saran caught of hold of the four men and accused them of smuggling cattle. While two men, who have not yet been identified, were beaten to death; the third man escaped. The fourth is feared to be dead yet reports are awaited for confirmation.
Reports inform that the bodies of the two victims were sent for postmortem. An investigation into the matter has been initiated.
In Jharkhand on June 18, Tabrez Ansari 24 was lynched by a mob in Kharsawan district on alleged suspicion of theft. He was tied to a pole and beaten mercilessly for several hours by a mob before being handed over to the police. 11 men were arrested for their alleged involvement in the case and two police officers were suspended.