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Nizamabad, Telangana: A 25-year-old man was beaten to death for allegedly committing theft in a temple. A case has been registered in the matter.

Gangadhar's body was shifted to a local government hospital for Post Mortem Examination (PME).

Nizamabad Police in a statement said, "The incident occurred on Tuesday. Gangadhar left his residence saying he was going to work. However, he went to Dharmaram village, where a group of villagers caught him for allegedly committing theft in a temple and lynched him. Later he was rushed to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries."

"Deceased's wife has lodged a complaint with the police and a case has been registered under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Teams have been deployed to nab the accused persons," said police in a statement.