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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                      Abbiya
                      May 1, 2017 at 12:30 pm
                      Before feku and chaddi gang government. stan and china want spend the money to destroy the india .. now days they those countries laughing with spending the money india will destroy because hindu extremes for free of cast
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                        Ml Pandit
                        May 1, 2017 at 12:01 pm
                        Have the people in Northeast already lost faith in the law and justice system and decided to take it in own hands?
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                          r r
                          May 1, 2017 at 10:58 am
                          sh we allow them ?
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                            rohit
                            May 1, 2017 at 10:44 am
                            ajay tiagi ja kama shakti peet mein
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                              Ajay Tyagi
                              May 1, 2017 at 10:55 am
                              Tu kahaan se nikla tha, Chootiye??
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                                Mo
                                May 1, 2017 at 11:47 am
                                You need to take some yoga lessons. Calm down.
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                              rohit
                              May 1, 2017 at 10:43 am
                              choot ki pooja karo kama shaktipeet mein
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                                Ajay Tyagi
                                May 1, 2017 at 10:46 am
                                Holy Virgin! Mother of Jesus Christ!!
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                                Sincere to Core
                                May 1, 2017 at 10:37 am
                                GOONDARAJ IN THE GOONDA GOVT. LYNCHING HAS BECOME NORM. EVM EVERY VOTE FOR MODI BY YOGI WRONG EVM EVIL VAMPIRE MODI IS THE TRUTH Now for sure....BJP IT cell and Bhakts will bark... My answer is simple... JAB HATHI CHALE BAJAAR...KUT E BHONKE HAJAAR.
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                                  Aadis
                                  May 1, 2017 at 10:32 am
                                  Mr.Modi is in sleep mode for whatever happening to the minorities and he wakes up only when it happens to his majority . What a double standard ?
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                                    Rajveer Singh
                                    May 1, 2017 at 10:31 am
                                    India will soon be in war between Muslims and Hindus as Muslims will never accept for long. Same has taken pekistan and Bangladesh from India . 22 crores must have voice. These fanatics are fast forwarding ways for India disintegration
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                                      Aadis
                                      May 1, 2017 at 10:54 am
                                      Tamil Nadu want to separate from India. Are they Muslims ? Grow up Mr Rajveer .
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                                        Tushar
                                        May 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm
                                        Just because of the discrimination Tamil nadu seeks separation . when we have leaders who say we tolerate blacks from South ,all these happens ...nexals were n sleeping mode for long .they didn't have money and they were almost in a mode of giving it up ...how did they wake up all of a sudden.?/the suppression made it ... Let the god sAve all of us
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                                          undefined
                                          May 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm
                                          Aadis !TN Will not get water from Karnataka and Kerala!
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                                          undefined
                                          May 1, 2017 at 6:58 pm
                                          PPP stani ! 200 million Muslim army will be searching for cows in stan and Chinese will hang all Muslim terrorists in China!
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                                          Ivan
                                          May 1, 2017 at 10:10 am
                                          Cows and bulls . That is 3/4 of the news nowadays.
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                                            Shams
                                            May 1, 2017 at 12:32 pm
                                            haha...true!
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                                            SubbuI
                                            May 1, 2017 at 9:25 am
                                            WHY THE SO CALLED CATTLE THEIVES WHEN CAUGHT WERE NOT HANDED OVER TO POLICE BUT LYNCHED. BECAUSE THEY WERE MUSLIMS? WHAT IS HAPPENING TO OUR MOTHER LAND ? ARE WE BECOMING ANOTHER PEKISTHAN? SHAME ON NALAYAK NMODI. AND HIS NEW INDIA. We NEED MODI MUKTH BHARATH
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                                              Aadis
                                              May 1, 2017 at 10:25 am
                                              Rightly Said.
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                                                Ajay Tyagi
                                                May 1, 2017 at 10:29 am
                                                Equally it can be said that had these two cattle lifters did not belong to religion of peace, IE wud not be jumping up n down in (fake) agony..
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                                                  Syed Maqsood
                                                  May 1, 2017 at 10:48 am
                                                  What is a guarantee that they were cattle lifter and not another Muslim framed in heinous conspiracy like Pehlu Khan.. It seems we have developed so much that don't need court and judgment anymore and mature enough to do the settlements on road..
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                                                  Shams
                                                  May 1, 2017 at 12:31 pm
                                                  Absolutely correct!! They should have been handed over to the police. However in today's India, the political rhetoric has encouraged people to take law into their own hands. They forget that we are Indians first and their actions do not bode well for the future of our beautiful country.
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                                                  Ajay Tyagi
                                                  May 1, 2017 at 9:18 am
                                                  What a spin! A case of cattle-lifting turned into cow-vigilantism!! "Journalism of Courage"!!! "Because truth involves us all"!!!!
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                                                    Tushar
                                                    May 1, 2017 at 10:07 am
                                                    It's vigilantism .. Check the morning news
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                                                      Ajay Tyagi
                                                      May 1, 2017 at 10:31 am
                                                      Morning news? U mean indian Press utes howling in unison!!!
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                                                        Tushar
                                                        May 1, 2017 at 12:01 pm
                                                        Check the news dude ..the update ...u are having illusion tyagi ..because u want to see it n ur way
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                                                      Viyan
                                                      May 1, 2017 at 8:57 am
                                                      Pseudo-nationalist party at its best in encouraging pro-peakistan activities. Encouraging lawlessness in this country. Is that not peakistan wants?
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                                                        Syed Maqsood
                                                        May 1, 2017 at 10:51 am
                                                        We are badly following footsteps of stan and it will destroy our integrity if it is not stopped on time.
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                                                        Mo
                                                        May 1, 2017 at 8:54 am
                                                        Beautiful signs of Ache Din. Wow! human murderers are roaming freely and the innocent humans have been killed in the name of animals. Fear God!
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