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Two lynched in Assam


Press Trust of India Guwahati
Two persons were lynched Wednesday by an irate mob which held them responsible for the killing a village headman in Assam's Chirang district, police said.
The two men had allegedly killed the headman of Gargaon village under Bijni police station Tuesday and had buried his body in a graveyard, the police said.
The family members of the headman, named Gauranga Das, along with villagers launched a search for him last night after he failed to return home till late.
They found the grave and dug out the body, the police said.
The family members accused the two persons of killing Das and a group of villagers attacked the duo Wednesday morning, the police said.
Some villagers informed the police, who rushed to the spot but the two had succumbed to their injuries by then.
Investigations into the incident is on and no arrests have been made so far, the police added.
Several cases of vigilantism were reported in 2018. In August, 2018 a man was lynched and three others severely injured in Assam's Biswanath district on suspicions that they were cattle thieves. In June, 2018 two young men, a sound engineer settled in Mumbai and a businessman, were pulled out of their vehicle and bludgeoned to death on rumours that they were child lifters at Dokamoka in Karbi Anglong district.

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First Published: Feb 27 2019 | 5:25 PM IST

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