A man was allegedly beaten to death by three men in Haryana's Palwal district, the police said on Saturday. The victim was caught by three brothers while he was allegedly trying to steal cattle in the intervening night of August 2 and 3 in Bahrola village. The brothers then allegedly beat him to death. The farm belonged to the brothers' father Shradharam.
The victim's two accomplices managed to escaped he was caught and allegedly beaten to death by Beer Singh, Prakash, and Ram Kishan, the police said.
The police have registered a murder case against the trio and arrested Ram Kishan, Palwal SP Waseem Akram told PTI over phone.
He said that the family was residing in houses built in their fields away from the village.
The victim was allegedly cutting the nets put over the cattle when he was caught, he said, adding that injury marks were found on the victim's hands and neck.
The incident comes close on the heels of the lynching of a 28-year-old Rakbar Khan in Alwar district on suspicion of cattle smuggling.