50-year-old man lynched in Odisha on suspicion of stealing goat

Baripada: A 50-year-old man was allegedly lynched in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district on Friday on the suspicion of having stolen a goat, police said.

The victim, Rabi Kalandi, who was beaten with sticks by some people of his village, died on the spot, they said.

The villagers alleged that he had stolen a goat and thrashed him in Chhancha village here, in charge of the Baripada police station, Inspector B K Senapati said, adding that a case of murder has been registered.

Two persons have been arrested in connection with the incident and investigation is in progress, the officer added.

(PTI)

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