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People shout anti-government slogans during a protest against what the demonstrators say are recent mob lynchings across the country, in Ahmedabad, India, July 23, 2018.REUTERS/Amit Dave/File photo

Despite the Supreme court's continuous warnings, it seems the Centre has failed to prevent the crimes held in the name of 'lynching'.

A lynching incident has now surfaced where a 22-year-old tribal man was allegedly beaten to death over suspicion of committing 'theft' by a mob near Kali Mahudi village in Gujarat's Dahod.

The police confirmed that mob lynched Ajmal Vahoniya and his friend Bharu Mathuron was left severely injured on Saturday night. A group of 20 people thrashed them brutally with wooden sticks. Notably, several cases of theft and robbery were registered against the deceased.

"When the villagers came to know about their movements, they gathered at a place. As soon as they saw the 'robbers', the mob chased them and caught hold of two of them, while the others managed to flee," Limdi police station inspector P M Judal told Press Trust of India.

The inspector further said that both the victims who lost their lives in the incident served sentences in jail in different criminal cases and they were recently released from the Dahod sub-jail.

Case filed against the mob

Police have registered a case of murder, rioting and assault against unidentified persons. However, no arrests have been made so far.

Limdi Police Station's officials stated that a few villagers called them and narrated the whole incident. And on reaching the spot, the police officers witnessed the brutalities held on the duo. Ajmal Vahoniya died on the spot while his friend who suffered major injuries was rushed to the nearby government hospital by the police.

Police said that they were investigating the matter and trying to identify those who were involved in this crime. Notably, police have filed an FIR against around 100 villagers.