Ghulam Mohammad's family has accused the Hindu Yuva Vahini, the right-wing group set up years ago by Yogi Adityanath, who took over as Chief Minister at the head of a new BJP government on March 19.
The FIR or First Information Report of the police refers to "five to six unknown suspects from Hindu Yuva Vahini" as suspects.
Ghulam Mohammad was the neighbour of the group's target - a 19-year-old man who ran away with an 18-year-old girl from the neighbourhood and is accused of kidnapping by her family. "He was from the same neighbourhood that's all. We're all Muslims here, just neighbours and nothing else," said a member of his family.
The group allegedly arrived when the girl's family complained that the police hadn't taken action. Around 9:30 am on Tuesday, the attackers spotted Ghulam Mohammad sitting in a mango orchard, dragged him to a deserted spot and allegedly lynched him.
"In the complaint, we have written that the members are of the Hindu Yuva vahini. Right now we are verifying," senior police officer Muniraj G told NDTV.
"If we find role of any organisation, we will inform government, take legal advice and then take right action," he said.
The police say they have no proof so far of the group's involvement.
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