Two men lynched in Assam for allegedly trying to steal cows

In some border areas of Assam, cattle are smuggled into Bangladesh. (Representative image) (Image source: Wikimedia Commons) Photograph:( Others )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India May 01, 2017, 02.17 AM (IST)

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.

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“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. 

(WION)

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Two men were lynched in Assam yesterday for allegedly trying to steal cows||The incident took place when a group of people intercepted the two youths on suspicion of stealing cows and attacked them||Police said they died on the way to the to the hospital