Muzaffarnagar, May 20 UNI | 2 months ago

Tension prevailed in Muzaffarnagar, after the identity of four youths, who were lynched by a mob early yesterday.

The cops who yesterday,claimed that the car used by the lynched youths was looted by them in Bagpat after killing it's driver, today said they were trying to confirm the criminal past of the deceased but so far failed to cite any other case, except for the two incidents which they alleged to have committed yesterday.

According to IG (law and order) Amrendra Sengar, the identity of criminals who were lynched yesterday have been established as 22-year-old Mohit alias Pahelwan, 28-year-old Irshad, 26-year-old Deen Mohamed and Intezar, all hailing from different localities of Bagpat.

He disclosed that the Muzaffarnagar police was making efforts to trace out the criminal past of the accused.

Sengar also informed that a case against half a dozen criminals was registered in connection with lawyer's murder yesterday so they were also making efforts to trace out the identity of remaining two criminals so a trap could be laid on them. Heavy police force has been also deployed in the area to avert any further incident.

Four youths who were allegedly absconding in a looted car after killing a lawyer in broad daylight yesterday, were lynched by a mob of local villagers in Muzaffarnagar.

Angry locals later also torched the car and staged a protest till the police reached the spot.

Reports said that advocate Sanjeev Malik (42), hailing from Khedigani hamlet of Phugana, in Muzaffarnagar, was going to collectrate on Monday morning when about half a dozen miscreants occupying a Wagor-R car intercepted him at Khedigani and opened indiscriminate firing and gunned him down.

The killers later tried to abscond from the spot but some local villagers who claimed to be witness to the sensational crime gave the car a chase and managed to intercept inside the jungles between Lusana and Hussainpur hamlet under Budhana police station.

The villagers claimed to have caught hold of four miscreants while one of them managed to escape. They brutally attacked all the four with sticks and rods and battered four to death before the local police arrived at the scene of crime. The mob also torched the car. Local police which reached the spot, failed to identify the deceased but confirmed that the car used in the crime was looted from Binauli locality in Bagoat after killing it's driver Omveer also on Monday morning.

The local police in Bagpat also registered a case of murder in this regard.

(Posted on 21-05-2014)