Kanpur: A man hailing from Kakori area of Lucknow was beaten to death in a village under the limits of Behta Mujawar police station in Unnao district on Sunday night by a group villagers on the suspicion of being a thief.
“A case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder has been registered against five people and further investigations are on,” Circle Officer Bangarmau Anjani Kumar Singh told TOI on Monday.
“A probe into the case revealed the victim was roaming in the locality in the late night hours of Sunday. Suspecting him to be a thief, a group of people caught hold of him and beat him up severely following which he died,” the official said, adding that five persons have been booked under relevant sections of IPC, including 304 (A).
The police were trying to find out why the victim had gone to the area, he said.
The deceased was identified as Aneesh son of Raees, a native of Fareedpur village in Kakori, Lucknow.
The dial 112 police were alerted about an unidentified man, having multiple injuries, lying in the village in Behta Mujawar police area. The police rushed to the spot and rushed the injured man to Bangarmau community health centre, where doctors declared him dead. The police thereafter sent the body for postmortem.
His father Raees, meanwhile, has demanded arrest of the named accused in the case.
He claimed that his son was innocent and was beaten to death when he had gone to Unnao’s Behta Mujawar area.
Force has been deployed in the village to thwart any untoward incident, police said.