BETTIAH: A 23-year-old man was beaten to death allegedly by a group of villagers over a land dispute at Thakur Tola in West Champaran district, the police said on Saturday.
About 12 people surrounded Manjit Thakur while he was returning home from Lauriya Bazar, near Bhaktahan Bridge in the village, and beat him up with iron rod before fleeing from the spot on Friday evening, they said.
The deceased was a driver by profession and a resident of the same village.
Some of the villagers informed the family members about Manjit’s critical condition who was referred to the MJK Hospital at Bettiah. Manjit died on way to the hospital.
There was a dispute between the family of Thakur and that of the accused over a piece of land measuring five cottah, they said.