A youth was beaten to death in Mokama area near Patna for alleged theft of cattle, the police said on Tuesday, 29 October.According to the police, the incident took place on Monday night when some youths belonging to Barahpur village entered More village with the intention to steal cattle."During the commotion, while the cattle were being freed, some villagers woke up and started chasing the alleged thieves. The villagers caught hold of one of them while the rest managed to escape," locals told the police.‘NCRB Report Did Not Include Lynchings as Data Unreliable’: MHAOn being informed about the incident, the police reached the spot and rescued the man from the grip of the villagers. He was admitted to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.The youth has been identified as Matlu Bind of Barahpur village, the assistant superintendent of police told IANS. "We have taken 12-15 people in custody. Investigation is on," he added.The villagers mercilessly beat the suspected thief with sticks, the police said. We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.