Police said on Wednesday that a 26-year-old man was killed by four men in a village in the Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh on suspicion of stealing utensils.
According to the inspector general of police, the incident took place on Monday evening, and the next day, the four accused were arrested and booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The police officials said that, “One of the four accused, Budha Ram, went to a local market with his family on Monday, and when he came back home, he found that four utensils were missing from his house. The accused then called his friends, Jethu Ram, Simu Sai and Ratu Ram, all residents of Bataikala village, and started searching for the utensils. Suspecting his neighbour, Rohit Ram Nagwanshi’s involvement in the theft, Budhan, along with his friends, took him on a motorcycle to a nearby jungle and beat him up with sticks. “
The IG said that a villager informed the police about the incident on Monday night.
Yadav said that, “The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died on Tuesday. Police swung into action and arrested all the accused involved in the crime.”