A 30-year-old man from Vasai was allegedly lynched by a furious mob in Gangdipada locality suspecting him of being a thief, police said.
The incident took place on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday, killing Suresh Mewalal Yadav, a resident of Dhanbag Pandripada of Valiv (Vasai), said API Sunil Solshe of Valiv police station.
Yadav’s wounded body was recovered from the locality on Monday morning and was sent for post-mortem.
The victim was thrashed with sticks, stones and bamboos following which he collapsed on the spot and died, police said.
At least half a dozen suspects have been taken into custody from the locality.
Police have registered offence under sections 302, 143, 147 and 148 of the IPC and further probe is underway.