In a case of ‘mob justice’, a youth was mercilessly thrashed by a group of local residents for allegedly trying to steal a stereo system from a vehicle at Nongstoin in Meghalaya’s West Khasi Hills district.

People took the law in their hand after catching the youth who allegedly tried to steal a stereo system from a car that was parked near the District Transport Office (DTO) in Nongstoin.

In a video, which has surfaced on social media, a man is seen beating up the youth with a wooden object.

The video of the incident has gone viral on social media platforms.

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Meghalaya police officials said a case has been registered against the mob at the Nongstoin police station.

“The act of taking the law into their own hands by the public has led to a criminal case being registered against those individuals involved in wrongfully confining and assaulting the accused person under Nongstoin PS,” AIGP G K Iangrai said in a statement on Sunday.

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