Leaders of the SP, BSP and family members of the man staged a protest in Aligarh on Wednesday, demanding the arrest of the three other accused. | Google Maps

By Scroll Staff

A 35-year-old man was allegedly lynched by a mob on the suspicion of theft in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh on Tuesday, reported The Indian Express.

In videos of the incident that have surfaced on social media, the mob can be seen kicking, punching and hitting the man, identified as Mohammed Farid alias Aurangzeb, with sticks and dragging him on the road.

Another video shows a policeman carrying an injured Farid into the hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

The police have so far arrested four persons in the case and the search for three others is ongoing.

Farid was attacked after he was allegedly seen coming out of the home of Mukesh Chand Mittal, a textile trader, in the Mama Bhanja locality of Aligarh, said the police.

Mittal’s son, Rohit, who was outside the house, reportedly confronted Farid. The police said Farid was soon overpowered by Mittal’s family members and others who had assembled around the house.

“An FIR under Indian Penal Code section 302 [murder] was registered at the Gandhi Park police station late on Tuesday night in this connection,” The Indian Express quoted Mrigank Shekhar Pathak, Aligarh city superintendent of police, as saying. “We have arrested four persons named in the FIR so far and are trying to identify others involved in the incident through available video footage. No one will be spared.”

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