New Delhi: A 24-year-old man was lynched by the family of his girlfriend after they were found in a compromising position in her room. Also Read - CM Yogi Issues Fresh Instructions, Tasks Team-9 To Ensure All-Round Effort To Tackle Covid 2.0

The incident took place on June 2, Sunday in a village in Uttar Pradesh‘s Gorakhpur. Also Read - Noida Lockdown Extended Till May 10 | Check Steps to Apply For e-pass Online

The youth lynched has been identified as Suraj Pal, a resident of Sherpur village. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Government Makes COVID Vaccine Free For Working Journalists And Their Families. Read Details

The incident unfolded when the girl’s brother caught them in an objectionable position in her room and while he could react to it, an agitated Suraj fired at him.

Though badly injured, the girl’s brother raised an alarm and Suraj was accosted by other villagers, who on insinuation of the girl’s family thrashed him. Suraj was beaten with rods, sticks and other sharp-edged weapons.

The 24-year-old succumbed to his head injuries before he could be rushed to the hospital, sources say.

A case has been registered against six people, including the girl’s father and brothers while Suraj’s body has been sent for post-mortem.

In a Times of India report quoted Gorakhpur SSP Sunil Gupta who said, “Suraj died on the spot while the girl’s brother Gautam was referred to a hospital in Lucknow”.