Kolkata - A mob of doctors killed a suspected thief at a medical college in India by tying him up and slashing his penis with a razor, in a case of vigilante justice, police said on Monday.
Authorities have ordered an inquiry into the attack in the eastern city of Kolkata in which the 30-year-old man was beaten with bamboo sticks and slashed, a senior police officer said.
"Preliminary inquiries have revealed that nearly a dozen junior doctors picked up the man on suspicion of stealing mobile phones," Kolkata's deputy police commissioner Dhrubajyoti De said.
They dragged him into a room at the state-run Nilratan Sircar medical college and hospital, tied him to a pillar and carried out the attack, before leaving him to die.
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"Police found the man lying in a pool of blood. A razor was also seized," he said.
"The kind of wounds on his body bear the marks of inhumane torture," he said. The unidentified man was declared dead on arrival in the emergency room.
State deputy health minister Chandrima Bhattacharya ordered an inquiry, describing the incident as "very shocking".
Two people have been detained for questioning but no arrests have yet been made.