In a shocking incident, a real estate broker from Maharashtra was beaten up by a mob for allegedly posting certain comments on a WhatsApp group.
Moin Mehmood Pathan, aged 35, was brutally attacked with swords, knives and rods on Sunday night by a group of 20 people in Fatimanagar locality of Harsul area in Aurangabad.
Police attributed the killing to enmity between two local groups. Pathan had a bickering with members of the rival group, police said.
On Sunday evening, he posted a message on the WhatsApp group, challenging his opponents. Hours later, around 20 youth reached Fatimanagar with weapons and attacked Pathan, police said.
His nephew Irfan Shaikh Rahim tried to intervene and was also assaulted, police said. He received head injuries.
Pathan was taken to the government medical college and hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.
Police nabbed six alleged assailants early Monday, while search is on for the others, an official said.
(With PTI inputs)