A 35-year-old man,who was allegedly beaten up by a group of men on Thursday evening,succumbed to his injuries on the way to the hospital after being brought to Chandwak police station in Jaunpur district on Friday. The police have registered a case and arrested four persons in this connection.
The police said the accused had brought the victim Tilakdhari Rajbhar,a resident of Karenhua village to the police station claiming that they have caught a thief. The injured man was admitted to a nearby hospital from where he was referred to the district hospital. But he succumbed to his injuries on the way.
The police added that the victim had criminal antecedents and was involved in cases pertaining to NDPS Act,Arms Act,Goonda Act and also outraging modesty of a woman.
An FIR against six persons was registered at Chandwak police station on the complaint by Tilakdharis mother.
According to the police,Tilakdhari Rajbhar,a resident of Karenhua village under Chandwak police station,had gone to the neighbouring Amrauna village to have a talk with one Ramesh Rajbhar over some monetary dispute Thursday evening.
Tilakdhari reportedly reached Amrauna with four or five people and was also said to be drunk. The negotiations between him and Ramesh turned violent and the latter,along with his group,badly beat up Tilakdhari.
Superintendent of Police (Jaunpur),Happy Guptan,said,The group,led by Ramesh,informed the police that they had caught a thief in their village last night and will be bringing him to the police station for handing him over. When they reached the police station around 11.30 am,Tilakdharis condition had worsened. He was immediately taken to a nearby hospital,from where he was referred to the district hospital. He succumbed on his way.
It is apparent that Tilakdhari was in the custody of the accused persons throughout the night. Further investigations in this regard are on, Guptan said.
An FIR pertaining to murder,attempt to murder,wrongful confinement and rioting was registered at Chandwak police station on the complaint lodged by Tilakdharis mother Israji Devi.
Six persons have been named in the FIR,while some other unidentified persons were also alleged to have been involved in the incident.