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A 32-year-old man in Uttar Pradesh was tied him to a tree and allegedly lynched by a mob on suspicion of theft.

The incident occurred at Aonla town of the state.

As per reports, some of the attackers joined the crowd for the ‘fun’ and posed for mobile cameras as the victim was thrashed in the background.

The deceased has been identified as Basid Khan.

Later, however, it was found that Basid Khan was an alcoholic but not a thief.

Basid was handed over to police who set him free as no one came forward to file a complaint against him.

Basid’s family, on seeing his condition, took him to a hospital where he died of internal bleeding.

Following the incident anticipating a backlash, a heavy police force was deployed in the area.

The video of the incident was received by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shailesh Pandey and he said that the police are trying to identify the accused using the videos of the incident.

“There were no visible injuries on the body. The post-mortem will be conducted by a panel of doctors to ascertain the reason of death,” Pandey told reporters.

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