An innocuous act of entering a Ganesh Chaturthi pandal in the hope of getting some food cost a mentally challenged man his life in Northeast Delhi’s Sunder Nagri where locals, accusing the
26-year-old of stealing prasad, mercilessly beat him to death after tying him to a pole, police said.
Police said they have arrested six persons — Kamal (23); his brother Manoj (19); his employee Yunus (20); Kishan (19), a labourer; Pappu (24), a factory worker; and Lucky, who runs a momo stall — and apprehended a minor, aged 17, in connection with the murder of Isar Mohammad.
The victim’s family claimed the accused tortured him for hours and left him to die on the streets. As per police sources, the man was tortured for at least three-four hours by the accused who also shot a video of the incident.
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