3 lynched on charge of cattle theft in Jharkhand

, 2:33 PM IST

Jamshedpur: Three members of a family were beaten to death, allegedly by some villagers on charge of stealing a cattle in Udajo village of West Singhbhum district, police said on Saturday.

The incident took place on Thursday but the bodies, which were dumped in a jungle boring Naxal-hit Tonto area of the distirct, was yet to be recovered.

The victims were identified as Sukra Koda (30), his cousins Sanatan Laguri (32) and Surja Laguri (25). They were allegedly caught by the villagers and thrashed with lathis on charge of taking away a cattle, said the officer-in charge of the concerned police station, Sahdeo Toppo.

Toppo said the bodies have allegedly been dumped in the jungle but could not yet been recovered the area being a disturbed one.