Mentally challenged man killed in UP on suspicions of being a cattle thief

Victim was beaten up, shot in the stomach, police have registerd a case of murder against villagers


A 20-year old was killed in Mainpuri, district of Uttar Pradesh. The victim is said to be mentally challenged and was shot dead by villagers who suspected him of being a cattle thief. According to a report in Times Now, this horrific murder took place in the Nagla Sawaj village, under Oncha police station on Wednesday. 

The victim was identified as 20-year-old Sunny Yadav, a resident of Kheria village under Jasrana police station in Firozabad district, who had  come to Mainpuri two days ago. The police have registerd a case of murder against villagers. 

On Wednesday morning at 5 am, the victim reportedly strayed into the nearby fields in Mainpuri village as there was low visibility due to heavy fog. However the villagers apparently thought he was a cattle thief, and began thrashing him. According to the news report the victim managed to escape the beating somehow, but as he ran into the fields someone shot and killed him. He was shot fatally in the stomach, collapsed near a brick kiln and died. 

According to a report in Hindustan daily, senior police officials reached the spot, took custody of the body and sent it for postmortem. Mainpuri SP Avinash Pandey was quoted as saying: “Police reached the spot after receiving information about the incident. The villagers beat him up and shot him dead thinking he was a thief. We have filed a murder cased based on the complaint of the victim’s father. We will soon arrest the accused,” 


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