A man in his twenties in Barreily town of Uttar Pradesh was beaten to death.
The suspicion was that that the man had stolen a buffalo.
The victim was home from Dubai.
Police said that the incident was reported from Bholapur Hindoliya village.
According to the police, the villagers called them and told them that Shahrukh Khan and three of his friends were trying to steal a buffalo.
It was then that the police took him to the district hospital but he succumbed while under treatment.
Police said that while victim’s friends managed to escape, the villagers got hold of him and thrashed him.
Khan worked at an embroidery unit in Dubai and had come home about a month ago.
Khan’s family has rubbished the theft allegations.
The police have registered two cases. One accuses 25 people of murder.>