Two men were lynched by a mob in the central Assam district of Nagaon on Sunday following suspicion that they were trying to steal two cows from a village. Nagaon SP Debaraj Upadhyaya said Abu Hanifa, 23, and Riazuddin Ali, 24, were beaten up after some villagers raised an alarm, alleging the two men had chased away two cows from the grazing ground in village Kasomari on Sunday afternoon.
Villagers came out in large numbers, chased the two and assaulted them. While the police managed to rescue the two, they had serious injuries and they later died at the Jajari primary health centre , SP Upadhyaya to The Indian Express.
Upadhyaya said a case of murder has been registered against unknown persons. “We are trying to gather video footage and other evidence to ascertain the identity of the attackers,” the SP said.
(Source: The Indian Express)