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Assam: Two detained in ‘cattle thieves’ lynching case

Nagaon: Two people were detained by the Nagaon Police in connection with the mob lynching of two suspected cow thieves and an interrogation is underway.

Earlier yesterday, two people were lynched by a mob following suspicion that they were trying to steal cows from a village.

The victims, Abu Hanifa (23) and Riazuddin Ali (24) were brutally beaten up after some villagers said the duo tried to chase away two cows from the grazing ground in Kasomari village.

The deceased hailed from Naromari Jamtola village, which is two kilometres from Kasomari.

The Police handed over the bodies to their families after conducting post-mortem examination.

On April 1st, 55-year-old dairy farmer Khan, who hailed from Haryana, along with four others, including his two sons, was attacked by cow vigilantes in Alwar’s Behror on April 1 when he was transporting cows. Khan had died on April 3 during treatment at a hospital, while his associates suffered injuries.

The incidents of lynching started came to fore when in 2015, Fifty-year-old Akhlaq was lynched and his son Danish (22) was brutally beaten up by their neighbours in Bishahra in Dadri in September last for allegedly eating beef on Eid and storing it for later consumption.

—PTI