Man branded child-lifter, beaten to death

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Nation - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

Ranchi: A 31-year-old man from Hazarib­agh died on Satur­day a few hours af­ter he was al­legedly beaten up by a mob near the Ko­derma rail­way sta­tion in Jhark­hand on sus­pi­cion of be­ing a child-lifter. Three rail­way em­ploy­ees have been booked in the case.

As the news of Su­nil Ya­dav’s death reached Hazarib­agh, res­i­dents blocked the Ranchi-Patna na­tional high­way on Sun­day and de­manded im­me­di­ate ar­rest of the cul­prits, com­pen­sa­tion for his fam­ily and a job for his kin. The block­ade was lifted af­ter the cops gave an as­sis­tance of Rs 5,000 to Ya­dav’s fam­ily and as­sured the pro­test­ers that their de­mands would be for­warded.

Po­lice, how­ever, claimed that Ya­dav had gone to the sta­tion on Fri­day night to carry out a theft. But his fam­ily mem­bers said he had missed a train to Hazarib­agh and was wait­ing at the sta­tion that night. Ya­dav suc­cumbed to his in­juries on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

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