Days after three people were beaten to death by an irate mob in Begusarai, yet another mob lynching incident has come to light in Sitamarhi district. A 24-year-old man was lynched by a mob following allegation of a pick-up van driver that he had snatched money from him. The incident took place on Monday.
Rupesh Jha was assaulted by a group of villagers near Ramnagra village under Riga police station area after he had an altercation with the pick-up van driver on Sunday, Sitamarhi Sadar Deputy SP Veer Dhirendra said. The police have filed a case against 150 unidentified people in the case.
He was first taken to the Sadar hospital and then shifted to the Patna Medical College and Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Dhirendra said the reason behind the killing would be known after the investigation was over.
According to police sources, the pick-up van driver alleged that Jha was trying to flee on his motorbike after snatching his money and when he raised an alarm, the villagers assembled and beat him up.
Jha's relatives, however, claimed that he was beaten up by the mob when he tried to overtake the pick-up van,
Asked whether the 'snatched' money was found, the deputy SP said the case was being investigated from all angles.
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(With inputs from PTI)