A 20-year old youth who was home from Dubai was lynched on suspicion of cattle thief in Bholapur Hindoliya village in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly district on Wednesday night.
A group of locals caught hold of Shahrukh and his friends on Wednesday night, alleging that they had stolen a buffalo. He was beaten by the group while the men accompanying him managed to escape, said by police.
He was admitted to the nearby hospital in a serious condition and later succumbed to injuries.
Shahrukh was tailor by profession in Dubai and had recently come home.
According to the Superintendent of Police (City) Abhinanadan Singh, four people had been arrested so far and an FIR had been lodged from both the sides.
A case had been registered against 30 unidentified villagers along with accomplices of the deceased, added by SP.