Seraikela-Kharsawan (J’khand): A 24-year-old man, who was brutally beaten up here last week on suspicion of being a thief, has died, police said Monday. The incident took place on June 18 when Tabrez Ansari was returning along with his two friends from Jamshedpur, around 30 km from here, in neighbouring East Singhbhum district. Some villagers caught them and accused them of stealing a motorcycle at Dhatkidih village in Seraikela-Kharsawan district, police said. Though Ansari’s friends managed to escape, he was tied to a pole and beaten up with sticks through the night, they said. He was then handed over to police by the villagers, Superintendent of Police Karthik S said.