Mentally unstable man lynched to death in Delhi

July 11th, 2008 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) A 35-year-old mentally unstable man was allegedly beaten to death when he tried to escape from a house after committing theft in Delhi, the police said Friday. The incident took place in Rohini area early Friday morning when Manoj Kumar was trying to run away with a moped from a house, a police official said.

But residents caught him and beat him mercilessly. He was taken to the Sanjay Gandhi Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead, the police official added.

Kumar was living with his father in a rented home nearby. Neighbours said that Kumar was mentally unstable.

“Eyewitnesses told us that there were three other people with Kumar and they fled from the place but he was caught. We are investigating the matter,” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (outer district) B.K. Singh said.

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