Two ‘cattle thieves’ lynched in Assam

“Villagers came out in large numbers, chased the two and assaulted them. While the police managed to rescue the two, they had serious injuries and they later died," the SP said.

Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati | Updated: May 1, 2017 2:36 am
Assam, Assam lynching, gau rakshaks, cattle thieves, nagaon, men lynched assam, cattle trading, assam gau rakshaks, indian express, india news Two men were lynched by a mob in the central Assam district of Nagaon on Sunday following suspicion that they were trying to steal two cows from a village.

Two men were lynched by a mob in the central Assam district of Nagaon on Sunday following suspicion that they were trying to steal two cows from a village. Nagaon SP Debaraj Upadhyaya said Abu Hanifa, 23, and Riazuddin Ali, 24, were beaten up after some villagers raised an alarm, alleging the two men had chased away two cows from the grazing ground in village Kasomari on Sundayafternoon.

“Villagers came out in large numbers, chased the two and assaulted them. While the police managed to rescue the two, they had serious injuries and they later died at the Jajari primary health centre,” SP Upadhyaya told The Indian Express over telephone.

Upadhyaya said a case of murder had been registered against unknown persons. “We are trying to gather video footage and other evidence to ascertain the identity of the attackers,” the SP said.

The two victims hailed from village Naromari Jamtola, about 2 km from Kasomari, Upadhyaya said. “We have handed over the bodies to the families after conducting the post-mortem examination and other formalities,” he said, adding, “Incidents of cattle theft has been on the rise in different parts of the district.”

Over the last few years, there have been other such instances in the Northeast of mobs lynching alleged cattle-lifters. In July 2015, a mob had lynched a man at Rangamati village in Golaghat district after they reportedly caught him driving a vehicle which had over a dozen cows allegedly stolen from the Rangamati tea estate. In October 2014, three Bangladeshi nationals were done to death in Akhrabari, a border village in Tripura.

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    IslamForFoools
    May 2, 2017 at 4:42 am
    Why Muslims do it when it's illegal? Because Islam tells them to do illegal and inhuman things
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      IslamForFoools
      May 2, 2017 at 4:42 am
      Beware of this @tushar guy, he is jihadi porkistani using Hindu name
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        Vasudevan Venugopal
        May 1, 2017 at 11:42 pm
        It is not cow vigilantism, but a mere thievery. Two thieves who happened to be Muslims were trying to steal some cattle and were beaten up by the villagers, like it happens in any village.
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          Vikas Shelke
          May 1, 2017 at 9:19 pm
          That's not fare, kilinghuman beings irrespective of religion is not fare.Hinduism preaches peace, and we are killing people just because smuggling cows . I respect the animal as they give us precious milk, the smugglers must be tried in courts , even drug smugglers, land mafias , decoits, goons are noted bitten to death.
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            HP
            May 1, 2017 at 1:14 pm
            Bull ... They are cow thives..!so, mop is nationalist.. Indian express.. don't say ur the fourth pillar of democracy
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              S.Nagaraja Rao
              May 1, 2017 at 12:42 pm
              Coow vigilante are taking the law into their hands. Either the BJP govts., in the states or Centre must break their silence in this regard. Atleast he RSS head should come forward to check these attacks. If the saffron terror goes bererk then what is the difference between the other terrorists and the Vigilente groups. Modi who is speaking against the Talaq, should also condemn the taking law into their hands. This is going to damage the secular fabric of the nation, which stands at height among the world countries for its tolerence & Secularism. It is high time Modi should step up action against these groups. Modi & Amit Shah who are taking the nation further should retrospect that 2019 is not faraway, to decide against them. Except corruption, all other actions aganist the law & order are carried out by the present BJP govt. , & Sangh Pariwar.Pl awake.
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                undefined
                May 1, 2017 at 6:53 pm
                In Western Cow Boy movies, cattle and horse thieves will be hanged immediately!
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                  Vasudevan Venugopal
                  May 1, 2017 at 11:47 pm
                  @S.Nagaraja Rao: Whatever made you think it is "cow vigilantism"? And why are you dragging the Prime Minister's name into the matter?
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                  Shams
                  May 1, 2017 at 12:42 pm
                  Well our govt better wake up to the plight of the minorities..remember that justice denied will ultimately lead to our ruin..
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                    abdul
                    May 1, 2017 at 12:35 pm
                    @"Two ‘cattle thieves’ lynched in am" Guilty until proven innocent ?
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