Youth tied to tree, thrashed by villagers over mobile theft suspicion

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Balasore: In a fresh incident of mob justice, a youth was beaten black and blue after being tied to a tree for allegedly stealing a mobile phone in Gantiyad village of Jaleswar block in Balasore district on Monday.

According to available information, the youth identified as Sibashankar Pradhan of Simulia village allegedly stole a mobile phone from one of the houses in the village on Sunday night.

On Monday morning, the matter came to light after some villagers caught him. Soon a mob gathered there and thrashed the youth mercilessly.

The whole incident was recorded on cell phones and made viral on social networking sites. However no police complaint has been made so far, said a source.

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