Deranged man beaten to death for killing boy

Barbil: In a bizarre incident, a mentally challenged man was on Thursday brutally beaten to death for allegedly killing a minor boy near Thakurani area here.

As per sources, the eight-year-old victim Sudram Singh had been to his aunt’s place on the occasion of Ram Navami. On the fateful night on Wednesday, Sudram had left his relative’s place for Ram Navami fair. But, he did not return home.

While returning home, he took shelter in an abandoned thatched house as heavy rain prevented him from reaching his destination. A mentally challenged man identified as Muna who was already present in the shanty allegedly smacked the minor to death. 

As soon as the dawn broke, the infuriated villagers drove the man and roughed up badly. However, he succumbed to his injuries.

Later, police reached the spot and began investigation into the matter.