Hardoi: A 60-year-old man was beaten to death by a group of people after he refused to give ‘pan masala’ to a neighbour who offered to pay for it later, news agency ANI reported. According to police, the man died on the spot. Meanwhile, a probe has been launched into the incident. A search operation is also underway to nab culprits.

In yet another shocking incident, a 55-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death by seven people after he refused to withdraw a molestation case lodged by his daughter against one of them. Police said that four of the attackers including the man who had allegedly molested the woman, have been taken into custody.

The accused have been booked under IPC sections 302 (murder), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 147, 148 (rioting), 149 (unlawful assembly), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation).

Narrating the incident, Deputy Superintendent of Police Ratnakar Navale said,”The woman was allegedly molested by Sayyad Sayeed at Golden Nagar in Malegaon town of Nashik in 2015. She had registered a complaint against him at Pawardi police station and the case is pending in a local court. Sayeed was pressuring the woman’s father, Fazal Mohammed Nawab Ali, to withdraw the case, but the latter refused.”