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20-year-old lynched in Chennai: 8 arrested

The Greater Chennai police are on the hunt for 2 people who had concealed the information of lynching a 20-year-old youth to death on charges of stealing iron rods from a construction site.

Chennai, Dec 21( BPNS)

The Greater Chennai police are on the hunt for 2 people who had concealed the information of lynching a 20-year-old youth to death on charges of stealing iron rods from a construction site.

The deceased identified as Shahin Sha Khader (20) along with his friends Vinod (20) and Hemananthan (20) was alleged to be stealing iron rods from a construction site at Toddhunter Nagar in Saidapet, Chennai on Monday night.

Police said that the three, according to eyewitnesses, were allegedly stealing iron rods from a site where the construction for government quarters was taking place. According to police, Site engineers and construction workers reached the spot after they came to know that iron rods were being stolen from the site. While Vinod and Syed Sha Khader were caught, Hemanthan escaped.

Sources in police told BPNS that Hemanthan informed the family members of both Vinod and Syed Sha Kareem that they were being assaulted at the construction site.

Family members of both Vinod and Syed Sha Karim reached the spot and took them to the hospital. While Vinod was recovering, Syed Sha Karim succumbed to the injuries at the hospital.

The Police team told BPNS that they have arrested all those involved in the assault on the duo. However, police is on the hunt for two people who had concealed the information regarding the assault.