New Delhi, September 27
A 26-year-old man died after he was allegedly tied to a pole and thrashed by some people who suspected him of being a thief in northeast Delhi's Sunder Nagri, police said on Wednesday.
The incident took place on Tuesday morning at G4 block of the locality, they said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (northeast) Joy Tirkey said fruit vendor Abdul Wajid (60), a resident of Sunder Nagri, lodged a complaint claiming that his son Isar died after being assaulted by some people on suspicion of theft.
According to Wajid, when he reached his house on Tuesday evening, he saw his son lying outside, writhing in pain. There were injury marks all over his body, the DCP said.
Isar told his father that around 5am, some youngsters caught him near G4 block and accused him of stealing. They then tied him to a pole and thrashed him with sticks. He said the assailants lived near the G4 block, Tirkey said.
Isar's neighbour Aamir brought him home in a rickshaw and at around 7pm, he succumbed to his injuries, he said.
Wajid informed the police and the body was shifted to GTB Hospital where an autopsy would be conducted, the DCP said.
A case of murder has been registered, police said, adding efforts are being made to identify the people who assaulted Isar, police said.
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