NEW DELHI:A man was beaten to death by a mob on Tuesday in Mumbai after allegedly stealing an umbrella in the city’s busy tourist quarter.
The victim was identified as 35-year-old Ashok Khatun, who was attacked in front of his house in the Gulbarga area of the city.
He had been walking home from his nearby office when a group of about 30 youths attacked him and snatched his umbrella, police said.
Khatun’s brother-in-law told NDTV the family was in shock as they had only recently moved to the city from Hyderabad.
“I have not seen him in a long time, he is very much missed by us,” the man, who did not want to be named, said.
The man, whose name was withheld, said the man’s body was found lying on the road in Gulbagga.
“He was hit so badly that he had no pulse, so the medics did CPR and then they started CPR on him,” he said.
A mob of around 50 youths were later apprehended after a police team was called to the spot.
Police said the victims were assaulted on Wednesday after a group shouted derogatory remarks at the victim’s family members.
“A group of people came out from their houses to take revenge on the victim and then attacked him,” said Inspector Praveen Gaur, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) (North-East) (India).
“We have registered a case of murder and have asked the police to investigate further,” he added.