Assam: Mob lynches man on suspicion of cow theft

two Muslim men from the Gujjar community were brutally attacked by cow vigilantes in Gharota village of Bhilwara Tehsil, Jammu.

A 28-year-old man was lynched to death in Assam’s Tinsukia district on suspicion of cow theft, PTI reported on Sunday. The police have arrested 12 people in connection with the incident.

The incident took place at Korjonga Borpathar village under Baghjan police station during the wee hours when the two were allegedly found inside the cowshed of a house, Tinsukia Superintendent of Police, Debojit Deuri, told PTI.

The man is identified as Sarat Moran from No. 1 Kordoiguri village. There is no whereabouts of his associate who escaped the attack.

The SP said that the police was informed of the incident at around 4:30 am. They took the man to Doomdooma Civil Hospital, where he was declared brought dead.

“When we handed over the body to the family after post-mortem examination, some people from his village tried to create a law and order issue. However, when they came to know that we took action and already picked up 12 people, the cremation happened peacefully,” he added.