Gandhinagar: It’s night and the alley is narrow but the pictures are startling. In footage recorded by a security camera, a man is seen being chased.
He falls and tries to resist the blows but is beaten to death by a group of at least eight with sticks and rods. Police are looking for the eight men aged between 17 and 19 for lynching Rafiq Hussain in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar town on Thursday. The man, a vegetable vendor, had purchased a house in his locality for Rs. 25 lakh and according to the police, a gang of boys were demanding money for the deal for the last few days.
Since the vendor told them that he was buying the property on a loan and would not pay them any extortion money, he was attacked and beaten to death. Police say the suspects have been identified and they are being tracked down.
”We have identified most of them on the basis of the CCTV footage and will track them down,” said senior police officer Dipankar Trivedi. Some people have been detained for questioning in the incident, police say.