SHOCKING! Man beaten to death in Delhi for ‘stealing banana’ from Ganesh pandal

Thursday, 28 September 2023 (12:40 IST)
A 26-year-old man was tied to an electric pole and beaten to death by a group of people over the suspicion of theft from Ganesh Pandal in northeast Delhi early on Tuesday, police said.

The victim is identified as Israr Wahid, who lived in Sunder Nagri, around 500 metres from the crime spot.

The video of the incident, which is now viral on the social media, shows Israr tied to a pole as several beating him with sticks. He can be heard pleading but the men continue to thrash him mercilessly.

The victim’s family alleged that he was killed for taking a banana from a Ganesh pandal. However, the police did not confirm this.

Police have registered a case in the matter and have apprehended seven suspects, including a 17-year-old minor. The six apprehended suspects were identified as Kamal, 23, Manoj, 19, Mohd Yunus, 20, Kishan, 19, Pappu, 24, and Lucky, 19.

According to the police, all the suspects admitted to beating Wahid presuming he was a thief.

Meanwhile, paramilitary forces have been deployed in the area to avoid any untoward incident.

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