Man lynched over cow theft suspicion in Assam’s Tinsukia, 12 nabbed

A 28-year-old man was beaten to death in a village in Tinsukia district of Assam by a mob that suspected him of being a cow thief. Police have nabbed 12 people in connection with the incident.

A28-year-old man was beaten to death in a village in Tinsukia district of Assam by a mob that suspected him of being a cow thief. Police have nabbed 12 people in connection with the incident.

The victim was identified as Sarat Moran, a resident of Kordoiguri village in Tinsukia district.

The incident reportedly took place in Korjonga Borpathar village under Baghjan police station during the wee hours, Tinsukia Superintendent of Police Debojit Deuri told India Today TV.

According to villagers, the owner of a house spotted two persons at his cowshed around 1:30 am and raised an alarm. People then gathered at the spot and caught one among the duo.

Some villagers then allegedly tied the man in an open field and started beating him, suspecting him to be cow thieves. The mob had also allegedly attacked the victim with a blade, leaving him injured.

While the man died on the spot, another managed to escape.

Police said they took the man to Doomdooma Civil Hospital, where he was declared brought dead.

Tinsukia district Superintendent of Police (SP) Debojit Deori said police have formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by Additional SP (Headquarter), to probe the case and have already nabbed 12 suspects from the village.

“We have so far nabbed 12 people for their alleged involvement in the incident and some of them are likely to be arrested. Some villagers had attacked the man on suspicion of being a cow thief.” Debojit Deori said.

“We are now searching for the other person who fled from the area,” police said.

Meanwhile, local residents and organizations of the Tinsukia district have condemned the incident and demanded the police administration to take stern action against the culprits.

Source: India Today

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