Man with record of cattle theft recorded in Raigad of Maharashtra
A mob consisting of more than 60 villagers dismembered a man in the Raigad district of Maharashtra on May 7.
About 60 villagers attacked the trio and also set their car on fire. (Picture: Representative image)
A 35-year-old man, who has been charged with multiple livestock thefts, was arrested by a mob of more than 60 people in Rawale village in Maharashtra’s Raigad on May 7. The case came to light only recently.
Two other accomplices of this man were also injured in the incident.
According to sources, some villagers saw Intezar Ali Shaikh, a resident of Mumbra, and two of his accomplices, allegedly trying to steal livestock. Some villagers tried to stop them but the trio is said to have shoved and threatened them and then fled in their car.
The incident happened near an isolated dam, where Shaikh and two accomplices were spotted grazing livestock by villagers. About 60 villagers gathered on the spot and then attacked three people and also set their car on fire.
The two accomplices managed to run away for some distance and by the time the police arrived, Shaikh was attacked by a group of villagers with sticks, seriously injuring him.
The police team took him to a hospital in Pali and then to Alibag hospital but he soon succumbed to his injuries.
Police registered cases of murder, illegal assembly, rioting and other divisions of IPC against 13 villagers, of which six were arrested while the others fled. Two of Shaikh’s accomplices were also charged with cattle theft.