An autorickshaw driver, suspected of being a thief was beaten to death allegedly by a mob in Uttam Nagar area of southwest Delhi, police said on Sunday, adding two other men were also thrashed on the suspicion of being thieves.
According to the police, the two men had boarded the autorickshaw driven by victim Avinash Kumar Saturday.
They subsequently asked Kumar to wait for them and got off while the autorickshaw driver went to urinate, they added.
When he came back, he saw a crowd thrashing the men, the police said.
The crowd attacked the autorickshaw driver after the duo said that Kumar was their leader, they added.
The duo had allegedly stolen batteries and kept them in Kumar's autorickshaw, the police said. One of the accused was nabbed, while the others were yet to be identified, they added.