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Man mistaken for thief beaten to death in Delhi, two held

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New Delhi: Police have arrested two men and are searching for one more for allegedly "beaten with fists and blows" to death a man, after suspecting him of being a thief in northeast Delhi's Sonia Vihar.

The three accused -- Manjeet, Nitin and Parveen – found the victim, identified as Sunil Verma a resident of Loni, Ghaziabad, roaming in the area at night.

On the intervening night of December 25 and 26, Nitin, from Biharipur and Manjeet, a resident of Sonia Vihar, were consuming alcohol in their SUV in Milan Garden, G Block Sonia Vihar close to Nitin's dairy farm.

At about 11 PM, they suspected a man roaming around the dairy and took him to be a thief. They made him to sit in their vehicle and thrashed him badly. The deceased was also intoxicated and he had a scuffle with them.

Parveen, a resident of Khajuri Khas, also joined them. The three beat him up mercilessly with kicks, punches and sticks. They threw him in an open plot near a gas agency suspecting him to be dead.

Multiple raids were conducted at various places to look for the accused, police said.

"Finally both the accused were arrested near Shiv Mandir, Village Sabhapur, Delhi. The vehicle used in the commission of crime and the clothes of the victim have also been recovered," said DCP North East Ved Prakash Surya.

Nitin is absconding and raids are on to apprehend him.

IANS report with edits

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