A 29-year-old man was overwhelmed to loss of life by a mob that accused him of getting into a pandal the place a spiritual ceremony was in progress in an inebriated situation, police mentioned on Thursday.
The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon close to Durga Mandir in Udham Singh Nagar district.
The sufferer, Johny Sagar, stored mendacity on the highway exterior the pandal, writhing in ache for almost three hours in a semi-conscious state however nobody got here to his rescue, police official DS Kunwar mentioned, citing CCTV footage of the spot.
When his plight caught the eye of some passersby, he was rushed to the district hospital, the place docs declared him lifeless, he mentioned.
In accordance with the police, the sufferer was drunk and he picked up an argument with the folks within the pandal who then beat him and threw him out.
A case below part 302 (homicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered in opposition to unidentified folks on the idea of a criticism lodged by the sufferer’s spouse, the police official mentioned.
CCTV footage is being examined to establish the accused, he added.