In some border areas of Assam, cattle are smuggled into Bangladesh. (Representative image) (Image source: Wikimedia Commons) Photograph: (Others)
Two suspected cattle thieves were lynched by a mob in the central Assam district of Nagaon on Sunday.
Police said the incident took place when a group of people intercepted the two youths, Abu Hanifa and Riyazuddin Ali, on suspicion of stealing cows and attacked them.
Mob lynches two suspected cow thieves in Assam's Nagaon, police says investigation in the matter is underway pic.twitter.com/2IQq1esK7i— ANI (@ANI_news) April 30, 2017
“The victims were chased by the mob on suspicion of stealing cows from a grazing field and beaten severely. They died while being brought to hospital,” superintendent of police Debraj Upadhyay was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times.
“By the time the police reached the spot the victims had already sustained lot of injuries. We have registered a case of murder and are investigating. No arrests have been made yet,” Upadhyay added.
Upadhyay said their parents have registered a complaint with the police.