Two men lynched for alleged cattle theft

Two people were lynched by the local people alleging that they were involving in cattle theft. Prakash Das and Raibul Islam were stopped by the locals of the Putimari Fileswari village when they were transporting two cows in their pick up vans. The locals alleged that they were cattle thieves and beat them up. They were taken to the hospital with injuries, where they were declared brought dead. Thirteen people have been arrested in relation to the incident. Being close to the border with Bangladesh, cow smuggling is a major issue in Cooch Behar.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Hindu
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
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judgement Reference other information 13 people arrested in relation to the incident.
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Date of incident: November 21, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Causal factors
  • Cow Related Violence
  • Number of people Killed 2
    Name of the victim : Prakash Das, Raibul Islam.
    Name of Perpetrator Mob
    State West Bengal
    District/City Cooch Behar
    Party In Power / Incidents AITC - All India Trinamool Congress
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