A man lynched on suspicion of cattle theft

An adivasi man was lynched and three others were injured in Assam’s Biswanath district after a mob assaulted them on suspicion of cattle theft early on Thursday morning, police said. Deben Rajbongshi, 35, and three others were attacked at Line No.15 area of the Diplunga Tea estate in Sootea, Biswanath. While Rajbongshi succumbed, the three others— Phoolchan Sahoo, Bijay Nayak & Pujan Ghatowar — were being treated at a hospital. A fifth person reportedly escaped

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Government office
Number of victims 4 Identity of victim Unknown
Location of incident Government office Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Unknown Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Satisfactory Current status
Charges Filed Other details
judgement Reference other information Police claimed they have recovered two cows with the ‘tempo’ (pick-up vehicle) the victims were travelling in. SP Choudhury pointed out that the two cows recovered from the spot belong to Shankar Tanti, a resident of the a
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Date of incident: August 16, 2018
Nature of Violence
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Cow Related Violence
  • Number of people Killed 1
    No. of People Injured 3
    Name of the victim : Deben Rajbongshi, Phoolchan Sahoo, Bijay Nayak and Pujan Ghatowar
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Assam
    District/City Sonitpur
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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