Mysuru/Mysore: A youth, accused of attempting to steal goats along with his accomplice, was lynched while his accomplice suffered injuries after they were beaten by the public at Belavatta village near here on Sunday.
While the deceased is Zahiruddin (25), a resident of Udayagiri in city, the injured, identified as Karthik, has been admitted to K.R. Hospital in city.
Deceased’s brother Rahamathulla has lodged a complaint at Metagalli Police Station.
In his complaint, Rahamathulla has stated that on Sunday at about 7.30 am, his elder brother Zahiruddin left the house in his autorickshaw and at about 2 pm, he received a call from one Shafiulla, who told him that his brother’s dead body was at MMC&RI mortuary.
He has further stated that when he rushed to the mortuary, he found his brother dead and when he heard that Karthik was assaulted and undergoing treatment at K.R. Hospital, Rahamathulla went to K.R. Hospital and enquired there, where he found people talking that they (Zahiruddin and Karthik) were caught while trying to steal goats at Belavatta and the public had assaulted them.
Rahamathulla said that he immediately went to Belavatta, where a villager told him that on Sunday at about 12.30 pm, Zahiruddin and Karthik had come to the village in an autorickshaw and were going back after stealing goats when the villagers saw them and caught hold of Karthik near the water tank. As Zahiruddin was driving the auto very speed, he lost control of the auto at a turning which then toppled.
Soon, the public, who were chasing the auto, caught Zahiruddin and beat him black and blue and Metagalli Police, who rushed to the spot, shifted both Zahiruddin and Karthik to K.R. Hospital in an ambulance, the villager said, according to the complaint.
Rahamathulla has urged the Police to initiate legal action against those responsible for his brother’s death.
Based on the complaint, Metagalli Police, who have registered a case, are investigating.
Inspector Raghavendra Gowda conducted an enquiry at Belavatta to trace the culprits.