Mob attacks man for cow theft

Zakir Hussain, a resident of Mangaldoi in Assam, was attacked with lathis on suspicion of cow theft by a mob. Three others, including two policemen, who tried to rescue the man were also roughed up by the mob. The assault was recorded on video by onlookers. Police registered a case under charges of rioting, assaulting public servant and attempt to murder. Assam police arrested three people and detained a minor for allegedly attacking the man who later died.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Unknown
Location of incident Village Was cross FIR filed 0
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Role of police Satisfactory :Police registered a case under charges of rioting, assaulting public servant and attempt to murder. Current status
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Main Information
Date of incident: September 30, 2018
Nature of Violence
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Cow Related Violence
  • Number of people Killed 1
    Name of the victim : Zakir Hussain
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Assam
    District/City Darrang
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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