Palghar Lynching: Elderly Man in Vasai Beaten to Death on Suspicion of 'Stealing Pigeons'
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Vasai, January 13: In an appalling case, a 70-year old farmer was beaten to death by eight people over suspicion that he had stolen pigeons from the neighbour's house. The incident occurred on Friday night in Vasai area of Maharashtra's Palghar district. The Vasai police have arrested eight accused including three women. The accused were booked after the complaint by the victim's son, reported mid-dayMumbai: Teenager Kills Ten-Year-Old Boy, Dumps Body in Nullah, for Refusing Sex; Arrested.

Ramchandra Raut, a Ranagaon resident, was rushed to nearby hospital but he was declared dead on arrival. According to mid-day, the accused were living in the same region. They had pigeons but some of them were stolen on Friday, they suspected Raut was behind the theft. After a long arguing, Raut filed a police complaint. When accused came to know about the complaint, they went to Raut's house and beat him up. Patna: Elderly Woman Killed, 2 Others Injured as Girl Learning to Drive Rams SUV Into Several People.

The accused have been identified as Mayur, Sachin, Avinash Tandel, Surekha, Ranjna Tandel, Raju, Rina Sachin Gharat and Abhishek Kolekar. The city police have booked accused under section 302 (murder), 452, 143, 144, 145 of Indian Penal Code (IPC).