Mob beats man to death on suspicion of bike theft in Theni
Rajakkad (Idukki): A Man has been allegedly mob lynched on suspicion of bike theft here at the Tamil Nadu - Kerala border. The deceased has been identified as Babu (Poopara Babu, 45), a resident of Bodimettu.
The incident occurred at around 3 am on Thursday morning near Munthal along the border. According to police, Babu was accused of theft. There were several cases pending against him at Idukki and Theni stations. The locals caught hold of Babu after they obtained secret information of his arrival in the town.
Police said he was caught while trying to steal a bike. The mob brutally beat him to death and left him on the road. An auto rickshaw driver, who found him lying on the road, took him to the government hospital in Bodimettu.
The incident is currently being investigated under Bodinayakanur DySP Eshwar. Police learnt that Babu was previously accused of stealing an autorickshaw and house robbery.