Mentally challenged man lynchedApril 25th, 2008 - 5:43 pm ICT by admin
Patna, April 25 (IANS) A mentally challenged man was beaten to death by a mob in a Bihar village on charges of trying to give injections to children, police said Friday. The incident took place Thursday evening at Gotkharik village in Bhagalpur district, about 150 km from here.
According to the police, some girl students informed the villagers that a man was trying to lure them so that he could administer injections.
A group of people attacked him with bamboo sticks, bricks and stones. He was seriously injured and fell unconscious. Some people took him to the house of a village council member.
But before the police could intervene, he was dragged out and beaten to death.
Deputy Inspector General (eastern range) Raghunath Prasad Singh said the police were yet to identify the victim. “No injection needle was found (on him),” said Singh.