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Assam lynching: HC issues notice to state government

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Taking strong note of the lynching incident in Assam's Anglong district, the has issued notices to state government officials asking them to apprise it of steps taken to nab the culprits.

A division bench, comprising and Justice Achintya Malla Bujorbarua, which took suo motu cognisance of the incident in which two friends were beaten to death by a mob, observed that the state is under a constitutional obligation to protect the lives of its residents, and sadly in this case, it has failed to do so.

Nilotpal Das (29) and Abhijeet Nath (30) were on Friday pulled out of their vehicle at Panjuri in Anglong district and beaten to death by a group of irate villagers, who suspected them to be child-lifters.

chief secretary, of home and political(B) department, of police, and SP of Anglong, and in-charge of have been made respondents in the matter by the high court.

In its order issued yesterday, the bench directed them to furnish information on the measures taken to arrest the wrongdoers and also action taken against erring officials.

The case would be heard on June 19.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 17:05 IST