Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Mumbai: Man beaten to death on false suspicion of being thief

A man died after being assaulted by a mob which mistook him for a thief in the early hours of Thursday in Borivali East area in Mumbai.

A man died after being assaulted by a mob which mistook him for a thief in the early hours of Thursday in Borivali East area in Mumbai.

The deceased was identified as Pravin Lahane.

Policemen managed to rescue Pravin Lahane from the mob and first took him to Kasturba Marg police station and then to a nearby hospital.

“He was discharged after preliminary treatment and went to the police station again. However, he developed uneasiness some time later and was rushed to the same hospital, where he died,” a police officer said to PTI news agency.

“We are awaiting the post mortem report. A few persons have been detained in connection with the assault on Lahane. Further probe is underway,” he added.

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