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Delhi: Man lynched over allegations of stealing, found dead in a pool of blood

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Sep 23, 2016, 2:02 pm IST
Updated Sep 23, 2016, 2:06 pm IST
The authorities did not register a case, and filed the incident under death by 'negligence'.
Image for representational purpose only
 Image for representational purpose only

New Delhi: In yet another case of mob justice, a 35-year-old man was tied to a pole, lynched and later, was found dead in a pool of blood in Delhi’s Jahangirpura area.

According to a report in the Hindustan Times, the incident happened on September 11, when Mahmood, a rag picker, was reportedly thrashed by his neighbours in the evening hours over allegations of stealing a pull cart.

 

Alleging that the police did not arrest anyone or register any case in connection with the incident, Mahmood’s wife, Sahiba said, “People took photographs and recorded videos when some men and women were beating my husband. I managed to get a video and photo and gave it to police.”

A case of death by negligence was registered by the authorities.

The photo that Sahiba submitted to the police showed Mahmood tied to an electricity pole and being strangulated by a woman. Another woman can be seen in the backdrop holding what looks like a whip.

 

The mother of three added that she was informed of the attack by her friends, but did not know what transpired as she was told that he was rescued by the police and later let off.

Mehboob’s body was found in a pool of blood, metres away from the spot where he was tied up and thrashed on September 12.

But the police rejected all allegations of mishandling the case. “We have taken correct legal action,” said DCP (northwest) Vijay Singh.

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