Man Allegedly Murdered in Assam Over Suspected Cattle Smuggling
In a disturbing turn of events, a 25-year-old man from Assam’s Karbi Anglong district was brutally murdered by a mob on suspicion of cattle smuggling, according to police reports. The incident took place in the early hours of Wednesday, leaving the local community in shock and disbelief.
The victim, identified as Jitu Das, was apprehended by a group of locals in Morigaon’s Kumoi village area, who accused him of being involved in cattle smuggling. He was mercilessly beaten with bamboo sticks, resulting in severe injuries to the back of his head and profuse bleeding.
Upon receiving information about the attack, a police team rushed to the scene, but the perpetrators had already fled. Jitu Das was found unconscious and promptly taken to a nearby government hospital for treatment. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries during the course of medical intervention.
Authorities have initiated a suo moto case and launched an investigation into the incident. They are currently waiting for the victim’s family members to arrive in Morigaon. If any additional complaints are lodged, the police have assured that they will be duly registered and investigated.
Speaking to HT, Superintendent of Police Hemanta Kumar Das categorized the incident as a case of mob lynching. However, the exact number of individuals involved in the brutal attack remains uncertain.
The location of this tragic incident, Karbi Anglong district, is known for its dense forests and hilly terrain, making it prone to illegal activities such as cattle smuggling. This incident has once again highlighted the need for stricter law enforcement and community awareness to prevent such acts of violence.
The body of Jitu Das has been sent for postmortem examination, and once the process is complete, it will be handed over to his grieving family. The entire community is in mourning, shocked by the brutality and loss of a young life.
As investigations continue, it is hoped that the perpetrators of this heinous crime will be identified and brought to justice. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of upholding the rule of law and ensuring the safety and security of every individual within society.