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Mob shaves head of youth caught stealing

None | By, Ludhiana
Sep 18, 2012 12:49 AM IST

A group of Vijay Nagar residents on Monday thrashed a youth accused of stealing valuables from a house, got his head shaved and hung a plate around his neck proclaiming him to be a thief and paraded him in the area before handing him over to Janakpuri police.

A group of Vijay Nagar residents on Monday thrashed a youth accused of stealing valuables from a house, got his head shaved and hung a plate around his neck proclaiming him to be a thief and paraded him in the area before handing him over to Janakpuri police.

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Taking cognisance of the treatment meted out by the kangaroo court, ACP (central) Ramneesh Choudhary said, senior officials had directed ADCP city-1 Nilambari V Jagdale to inquire into the matter.

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Interestingly, after questioning the suspect, police managed to apprehend his accomplices as well. When the youth was caught red handed while stealing, he was carrying a screwdriver and iron rod. Despite informing police, area residents beat him up and dragged him to a barber's shop and got his head shaved.

The youth told police that he was a resident of Islam Ganj area, after which police called his family to verify his antecedents.

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