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In Assam lynching, police arrest 13 over hate messages on social media

Ten people were arrested on Sunday evening and three others on Monday morning

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Assam Lynching  |  Assam  |  Social Media

IANS  |  Guwahati 

Arrest

Police in have arrested 13 people for posting hate messages on over the lynching of two youths in Karbi Anglong district by villagers who mistook them to be child abductors, an official said on Monday.

Ten people were arrested on Sunday evening and three others on Monday morning.

The 13, arrested from different parts of the state, posted either hate messages or fake information regarding the killings that took place in Dokmoka area on June 8, the officer said.

So far, 16 people have been arrested in connection with the brutal murders of Nilotpal Das and Abhijeet Nath near the Kathilangso waterfall.

The police say more people have been identified and could be arrested.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 15:23 IST
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