Assam : Abu Hanifa and Riyazuddin Ali, paid with their lives in central Assam’s Nagoan after being intercepted by a mob which lynched them over suspicious of stealing cow.
According to source both victims were caught by some people of a village while allegedly stealing cattle’s from a grazing field, the police said.
This incident took place at Kachamari Pathar, a village which is almost 130 km from the state capital, when a group of people intercepted two youths on suspicion of stealing cows and attacked them.
According to report, Mob chased the Victims for kilometers on suspicion of stealing cows from a grazing field and beaten severely. As a result, “thousands of people” from the village arrived at the spot and started assaulting Hanifa and Ali, both were trying to flee the spot, said the cop. They were declared brought dead by hospital,” superintendent of police Debraj Upadhyay told HT.
Mob lynches two suspected cow thieves in Assam’s Nagaon, police says investigation in the matter is underway pic.twitter.com/2IQq1esK7i
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“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.
This is one of the several growing incident of cow vigilantes terror, the suspects are brutally lynched by the so called gau rakshaks resulting in critical injuries or death. The central government has failed to control such extremists groups and organisations who have no fear of law and order. The Modi government has been under serious criticism from South Asia’s Human Right Watch who warned the Indian Government to immediately take actions to stop such terror groups or face complicity.
“The government should condemn this violence and take prompt action against those responsible for these attacks or face allegations of complicity.” said Meenakshi Ganguly South Asia Director for HRW.
Source : HT