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‘Reprisal’ for double murder

Patna: A man wanted in connection with the killing of a villager and his grandson was mercilessly beaten up by locals and acid poured into his eyes in Bihar’s Purnia district on Monday.

Villagers at Radhanagar overpowered Vinay Yadav alias Pappu Yadav, wanted in connection with the February 28 killing of Bihari Lal Yadav and his grandson, and beat him mercilessly with sticks and iron rods, Purnia Superintendent of Police B.S. Meena said.

As Vinay collapsed in pain, the villagers poured acid into his eyes, the SP said. The police soon arrived and took him into custody. He was rushed to the Purnia Sadar Hospital where his condition was stated to be stable. Of the seven named accused, four have been arrested while raids continued to apprehend others. The SP described the incident as a “criminal act.”

A mob recently gouged out the eyes of two alleged thieves in Bihar’s Nawada district. Also 11 persons belonging to the Nutta community were beaten to death by a mob at village Dhelphorwa in Vaishali district in September last year. — PTI

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