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Uttar Pradesh: 8 identified in lynching of man over theft suspicion

The victim, Kapil Tyagi, was allegedly beaten to death by a mob on suspicion of being a thief at Bijopura village last Thursday, police had said.

Reported by: PTI, Muzaffarnagar [ Published on: August 14, 2018 12:42 IST ]
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At least eight more people have been identified in connection with the lynching of a man in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district last week, police said on 14 August.

The victim, Kapil Tyagi, was allegedly beaten to death by a mob on suspicion of being a thief at Bijopura village last Thursday, police had said.

One person, Vikas, who was arrested earlier, has identified eight more people. Search is on to nab them, a police officer said. The officer said it was found during an investigation that no incident of theft had taken place.

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