Man beaten up by mob on suspicion of eating dead bodies

A 25-year-old man was allegedly beaten up by a mob on suspicion of eating dead bodies at a graveyard in Chakeri area, police said.

Last Updated: Aug 14, 2013, 15:14 PM IST

Kanpur: A 25-year-old man was allegedly beaten up by a mob on suspicion of eating dead bodies at a graveyard in Chakeri area here, police said on Wednesday.

Last midnight, Kundan was roaming in the graveyard. He was beaten up by a mob who suspected him to be man-eater. He was later handed over to the police, City Superintendent of Police Rahul said.

During investigations, police did not found any weapon from Kundan`s possession and also said that his clothes were not blood-stained. Police have come to the conclusion that the man is mentally-ill and hence roams around the graveyard at night, the SP said.

No FIR has been registered against Kundan and he has been admitted to Helat hospital`s mental illness division where he is being treated, he said.

The case is being investigated, police said, adding that questioning will commence once the man`s mental condition is normal.

PTI