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Indian villagers burn 8 suspected robbers alive

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  • Villagers in eastern India burned eight suspected robbers alive
  • They also beat four more people to death, police say
  • Police have not arrested anyone over deaths in Jharkhand state
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NEW DELHI (CNN) -- Villagers in eastern India burned eight suspected robbers alive and beat four others to death, police said Thursday.

Harinarayan Ram Mahli, deputy superintendent of police in the Jharkhand state, told CNN that an investigation was continuing into an attack that followed a robbery in a remote village of the Pakur district Wednesday night.

Crowds of villagers beat four suspected robbers to death after a chase and set fire to the house where eight others took shelter, he explained, killing them as well.

No arrests have been made so far, according to the police.

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