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A middle-aged man who was badly thrashed by an irate mob at Gadke under Ramgarh police station on suspicion of being a child lifter succumbed to injuries at RIMS, Ranchi on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the police are reported to have arrested five persons in this connection and are being interrogated at the police station. The identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained.

On Tuesday, the villagers had badly thrashed the man on the suspicion of being a child lifter and as his condition worsened, the police were informed.

The police upon reaching the village immediately took the badly injured man to local Sadar hospital from where he was referred to RIMS Ranchi, where he passed on today during the course of treatment.

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