Police on Sunday registered a case of rioting against 25 people who assaulted a person caught by them while allegedly committing theft at a building in Mumbai.
The victim succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment.
According to police, the victim, identified as Deepak Das (32), was caught by the locals yesterday while he was indulging in theft at a building in suburban Sion.
A group of over 25 people started assaulting him and beat him up badly before handing him over to the Sion police.
"We immediately admitted him to the nearby Lokmanya Tilak hospital. However, he succumbed to his injuries today," a police official said.
Police said they are in the process of identifying the persons who assaulted Das and appropriate action will be taken against them.