Villagers thrash man over suspicion of being a thief in Angul

KalingaTV News Network

Angul: Adding to the spate in incidents of mob justice in the state, angry residents thrashed a man heavily after detaining him on suspicion of being a thief in Tubey village under Banarpal block in Angul district last night.

The incident took place late in the night after some locals spotted an unidentified man moving near Dhipa Sahi school premise suspiciously. They immediately detained him on suspicion of being a thief and started quizzing, during which he gave conflicting statements.

Angry villagers later tied the man up inside the school premise and thrashed mercilessly.

Jarpada Police reached the spot later in the night and arrested the detained man.

A loot had taken place in the same school around three days ago, in which unidentified burglars had decamped with assets worth lakhs. A case had also been lodged with Jarpada Police in connection with the incident at that time. While police are still to reach the looters in the case, villagers have claimed that the detained man had links to it.

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