Dalit Youth Beaten to Death in Bihar Over Suspicion of Theft

Rupan Manjhi was beaten to death with bamboo sticks and iron rods in Lavarpura village, over suspicion of theft.

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A Dalit youth was bludgeoned to death by a mob on suspicion of theft in Bihar's Nawada district, police said on Tuesday, 18 September.

Rupan Manjhi, in his late 20s, was beaten to death with bamboo sticks, bricks and iron rods on the night of 17 September, in Lavarpura village.

Police rescued a brutally beaten and unconscious Manjhi from the clutches of the mob. However, he succumbed to his injuries, soon after reaching the hospital.
Rajdeo Sao, Hisua Police Station Officer incharge

According to police officials, a group of four thieves had entered a house, but after the family raised an alarm, three of the thieves fled while one was caught by the villagers and beaten to death.

Police have registered a case and an investigation is on.

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