Patna, Dec. 29 -- Two extortionists were lynched in Bihar's Sitamarhi district on Monday.

Sitamarhi Superintendent of Police Sujeet Kumar confirmed the incident. He said the accused were local goons and they were lynched by villagers.

The incident took place in Mayorva village between 11 a.m. to 11.30 am on Monday.

"The accused identified as Sonu Paswan and Suraj Das belonged to Sonbarsa town," Kumar said.

They came on motorcycle to the village and went to a shop belonging to Home Guard Upendra Yadav. The two pulled out guns and allegedly demanded protection money from Yadav who shouted for help and a large number of villagers assembled at the place upon hearing his cries. Yadav claimed that the duo was demanding protection money for th...