New Delhi, Sept 27: Several people were detained after a disabled Muslim man was lynched in Delhi's Sundar Nagari area for allegedly consuming prasad at a temple in the area on Tuesday.
According to the locals, the man, identified as Mohammad Isar, was tied to a pillar and was thrashed by a group of people. He died sometime later.
A video of the incident, widely shared on social media, shows Israr tied to a pole as the men take turns to hit him with sticks.
Israr cries in pain and pleads, but the men continue to thrash him mercilessly, the video shows.
His father Abdul Wajid told the police that their neighbour later brought him home and informed him about the incident.
When he reached home he found injury marks all over Israr's body. Mr Wajid said his son died at home before they could take him to a hospital.
Meanwhile, police were deployed in the area to avoid any untoward incidents.
A probe into the incident was underway and the police said they were trying to identify the accused through CCTV cameras and videos shot on mobile phones.