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Madhya Pradesh: On camera, man beaten to death by five over land dispute

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 31 May 2021, 13:10 IST

In a horrifying incident reported from Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain district, a 26-year-old man was beaten to death by five men over a land dispute for cattle grazing. The crime was recorded in a mobile.

The victim, identified as Govind, was kicked, punched and thrashed with sticks by the group of men till he fell unconscious, he was taken on a bike and dropped outside his house by the accused, the police said.

Five accused have been taken into custody and the police are looking for more suspects.

Video of the incident display Govind lying on the road, while three men land blows on him. He appears to be not moving as one of the men had to pick him up by grabbing his shoulders.

Govind and the other men had a long standing conflict over cornering land for cattle rearing and grazing.

One of the accused, identified as Ashu Dagar, called Govind at his residence under the false excuse of a harmless talk. They were joined by the other accused, who then beat him up, Govind friend Suraj told the police.

When Govind appeared to have lost his consciousness, the men took him on a bike and left him outside his house. His family rushed him to a nearby hospital, from where they went to another bigger hospital in Indore, He lost his life during treatment.

According to police, no one came forward to stop the public beating. A senior police officer said they are looking for more accused.

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First published: 31 May 2021, 13:10 IST