Muzaffarnagar, Apr 8 (PTI) A 22-year-old Dalit man was beaten to death allegedly by five persons mob suspecting of stealing some goods in Baghra village here, police said today.

Ankit was yesterday beaten to death by Rampal, Lokesh, Ajay, Amit and Haseen. The five accused suspected Ankit, a labourer, of stealing goods, Superintendent of Police (rural) Ajay Sahdev said.

The man was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead, the officer said.

On the basis of a complaint by the labourer’s mother, a case was registered against the five men under relevant sections of IPC and the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, he said.

Following which, the five men were arrested, who during interrogation confessed to the crime and told police that they suspected Ankit was stealing from them, the SP said.

Investigation is underway in the matter, the officer added.

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