Man lynched in Thane allegedly after being caught stealing

Thane: A 27-year-old man was lynched by a mob allegedly after he was caught stealing inside a residential complex in Mumbra town here.

The incident took place at Rashid Compound in the wee hours yesterday when the watchman of the building caught two men stealing something from the bikes parked inside the complex, police said today. As soon as he raised an alarm, the duo tried to escape. However, residents managed to apprehend one of them and assaulted him, police said.

Firoz Khan was soon taken to the local Civic Chhatrapati Shivaji Hospital where he was pronounced dead, they said. Mumbra police has registered a case under section 302 rw 34 of the IPC. One person has been arrested in connection with the crime and the hunt is on for eight others, police said.

According to police, the victim engaged in odd jobs in the locality and was a habitual offender. In a similar incident, a 23-year-old man was yesterday allegedly tied to a pole and beaten to death by some truck drivers and workers at a gowdown in Bhalswa Dairy area of
northwest Delhi after he allegedly robbed one of the assailants earlier.

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