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Woman caught during theft, dies after locals beat her up

Woman caught during theft, dies after locals beat her up

New Delhi: A woman on Wednesday died under mysterious circumstances after Delhi Police claimed that she and her associate were beaten up by local labourers, who

apparently caught them stealing items from a pressure-cooker manufacturing unit in Outer North's Samaypur Badli region.

Police claimed that a group of seven to eight women entered the manufacturing unit on Wednesday night and while stealing items from the site, local labourers caught them red-handed. According to the police, two of the women were beaten by the labourers and locals alike, while the others fled.

When police reached the spot, they broke up the scuffle and took both women to a nearby hospital in Rohini, where they were treated and discharged, said investigating officials.

Police claimed that both women were arrested from the hospital and produced before the magistrate. After their judicial custody was ordered, one of the women, aged 37 years complained of pain and was taken to the hospital again, where she died.

When asked whether the two women were subjected to police brutality of any form, DCP Gaurav Sharma said, "Deceased was caught red-handed while stealing and was beaten by public persons present around. She was not even made to visit police station and was arrested from hospital and presented before magistrate. No beating by police."

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