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Bihar: Youth beaten to death for allegedly stealing temple statue
Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | September 18, 2007 11:49 IST
In yet another case of mob violence, a youth was beaten to death by a group of villagers in Bihar's Sitamarhi district on Tuesday morning for allegedly stealing a statue from a local temple.
"Angry villagers beat him to death on the suspicion that he had stolen a statue from their temple," police officials said.
A mob had gouged out the eyes of three young men in Nawada district on Monday for snatching a motorcycle. In another incident, two minor boys were beaten and their heads tonsured partially for stealing detergent powder from a shop in Nawada.
A youth, who had snatched a gold chain from a woman, was badly beaten up by a mob at Nathnagar in Bhagalpur on August 28.