scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Tripura youth ‘tied to tree, beaten to death’ over alleged abusive behaviour with women, 2 held

Citing statements from locals, police said the deceased was accused of his abusive behaviour towards women, but no case was lodged against him except for a murder case in 2020.

Written by Debraj Deb | Agartala |
Updated: June 26, 2021 8:29:30 pm
Three women, also accused in the case, are known to be absconding after the incident happened on Friday.

Tripura Police Saturday arrested two persons for allegedly beating a 25-year-old to death over his alleged abusive behaviour towards women at Kanchanpur’s Subratanagar in the North district, more than 180 kilometres from Agartala.

The accused persons have been identified as Shanta Malakar and Biplab Namashudra.

Three women, also accused in the case, are known to be absconding after the incident happened on Friday.

Police said that a group of 4-5 people, including three women, tied Debu Malakar to a tree and beat him after he reportedly abused those women. He was supposedly drunk at that time and was left lying there for around one-and-half hours after being thrashed. His wife later, discovered him dead and lodged a complaint against the accused persons at Kanchanpur police station.

Police have registered a murder case based on her complaint and initiated an investigation.

Citing statements from locals, police said Debu was accused of his abusive behaviour towards women, but no case was lodged against him except for a murder case in 2020. He was arrested for his alleged involvement in the murder, but was released after his judicial custody was over.

Friday’s incident comes days after three persons suspected to be cattle lifters, were lynched to death by locals in Khowai district last Sunday.

Speaking to reporters Saturday evening, North Tripura district superintendent of police, Bhanupada Chakraborty said, “The accused persons had absconded after the incident, but we have arrested two from their relatives’ home. We are hopeful of nabbing the rest soon”.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest North East India News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement