Assam

2 youths lynched in Guwahati’s Karbi Anglong on suspicion of being child lifters

The entire incident was also caught on mobile’s camera by one of the attackers and was circulated in social media

The Hush Post: In yet another barbaric incident, a mob lynched two youths to death in Karbi Anglong district in central Assam suspecting to be child lifters. The deceased duo was on a trip to Guwahati.

The incident was reported from Karbi Anglong district in central Assam on Friday night, a report said.

The entire incident was also caught on mobile’s camera by one of the attackers and was circulated in social media. The video clip shows one of the victims, Nilotpal Das, pleading before the attackers that he is also an Assamese and from Guwahati. Niloptal is pleading for his life with folded hands, “Don’t kill me…please don’t beat me. I am an Assamese. Believe me, I am speaking the truth. My father’s name is Gopal Chandra Das and mother’s name is Radhika Das…please let me go,” a report said.

2 youths lynched in Guwahati’s Karbi Anglong on suspicion of being child lifters

Nilotpal Das (top) and Abhijit Nath (bottom). -Photo courtesy TOI

But the mob did not stop and continued to beat Nilotpal and his companion Abhijit Nath, a sound engineer from Goa, with bamboo sticks and kicks. An SUV in which the duo was travelling was also badly damaged by the irate mob. The incident occurred at on Friday late evening Kangthilangso, Dengaon under Dokmoka Police station where the two friends had gone for a day, the report said.

As per the reports, when Nilotpal and Abhijit earlier in the day had asked some local villagers for directions to Kangthilangso, some of them suspected them to be child lifters and alerted others in the area. Later while they were coming back, a mob intercepted their SUV and lynched them.

The incident came to light when a friend of Nilotpal from Guwahati called him at around 8 pm and another person picked up the phone and said that Nilotpal has been killed and they could watch the news on television the next day, the report said.

After receiving the information, Additional DGP (Law and Order) Mukesh Agarwal reached the spot with a police party. The police have identified the accused involved in the lynching from the video being circulated in the social sites but no person has been arrested so far, it was reported.

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