August 21, 2012 3:01:00 am
Villagers also recovered three pistols,12 cartridges,Rs 30,000,and ID cards of local media houses and police from the men and handed them over to police
A man was killed and four others were injured after a group of angry residents of Farukhnagar village assaulted them for,what the villagers claimed,sneaking into the village with the intention to commit theft on Sunday night.
According to police,two men first came in a Santro and were seen lurking around Sedia village. Due to a number of incidents of thefts in that village and nearby areas over the past few days,the residents had taken up patrolling of the area. They grew suspicious of the Santro and began questioning its occupants. Immediately,two inside the car panicked and tried to flee. But the villagers chased them and damaged their vehicle. They were caught and assaulted, said a police officer.
The police were called and the duo were handed over to them. However,a while later,according to the villagers,two persons on a motorbike came to the village in the wee hours of Monday.
The villagers again grew suspicious and approached them. When they were asked to show identification,they produced media cards as well as police cards. But when the villagers refused to accept it,they brandished guns and allegedly fired some shots at the villagers, said the officer.
When the duo tired to flee,one of them later identified as Harish hit a pole and died on the spot. The other man was caught by the villagers and was beaten up before being handed over to the police, he said.
SHO Farukhnagar Narendra Khatana said the four men have been identified as Harish,Ajit,Sanjeev and Kamlesh.
Harish and Sanjeev were brothers and were wanted criminals. They had a reward Rs 1 lakh on their head, he said.
Villagers also recovered three pistols,12 cartridges,Rs 30,000,an NSUI number plate,and identity cards of media houses,which were later handed over to police.
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