Rape Accused Lynched as Cops Look Other Way in Assam

An irate mob, comprising over 50 people, attacked the victim with sharp weapons and put salt in his wounds.

Published: 19th April 2016 04:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th April 2016 04:08 AM   |  A+A-

GUWAHATI: An alleged rape accused in Assam was hacked to death in full view of the police.

The victim, a 23-year-old motorcycle mechanic Mithu Das, was lynched at Dengaon in central Assam’s Nagaon-Karbi Anglong border on Sunday. Three policemen were at the site, but locals alleged they made no attempt to rescue the victim.

According to reports, an irate mob, comprising over 50 people, attacked the victim with sharp weapons and put salt in his wounds. He succumbed to his wounds in hospital later.

The police arrested two persons in connection with incident.

“It was a brutal murder. We’ve arrested two persons, but more arrests are likely,”

Karbi Anglong Superintendent of Police Debojit Deuri told Express.

The assailants alleged that Das had raped a tribal girl of a nearby village last month.

“We have received an FIR lodged by the girl’s family in which it was alleged that the man had raped her. We are investigating the case,” Deuri said.

Asked about the policemen’s inaction at the scene of crime, he said: “I won’t say they did a great job, but eventually it was they who rescued the victim and rushed him to hospital.”

The locals alleged the victim was beaten up even in the hospital, while he was battling for life, but the SP said the doctor had denied the victim was assaulted in the hospital.

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