North East

Man lynched in Assam’s Golagahat district

Guwahati, Jan 2 (UNI): A 45-year-old man was lynched allegedly by three persons in a village in Assam’s Golaghat district, under suspicion that the victim had stolen goats, police said on Sunday.

The victim was identified as Sanjay Das, an inhabitant of Mamarani village in Dergaon police station area.

According to police, Das was beaten up on Saturday night by three persons belonging to the same village on Saturday night.

Two persons have been detained in connection with the incident. He was first taken to Dergaon Civil Hospital following the attack, but doctors there referred him to Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH).

However, he succumbed to his injuries early on Sunday.

Two accused, who have been picked up by the police, are being interrogated for unearthing more details about the case.

During the recently concluded Winter Session of Assam Assembly, the government had said it would discuss and consider a proposal to introduce a bill against mob lynching.

On November 29, AASU leader Animesh Bhuyan was lynched by a mob following a heated argument over an accident in Jorhat city.

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