Mob lynches 2 youths suspected to be ‘child lifters’ in Karbi Anglong

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GUWAHATI, JUNE 9: Two youths from Guwahati on a trip to a remote location in the picturesque Karbi Anglong district in central Assam were lynched by a mob that turned barbaric suspecting the duo to be child lifters on Friday night.
One of the attackers even recorded the entire act barbarism on his mobile and circulated in social media where one of the youths, Nilotpal Das, was pleading before the murderers that he was an Assamese and from Guwahati. With folded hands, Niloptal was heard while pleading for life, “Don’t kill me…please don’t beat me. I am an Assamese. Believe me, I am speaking the truth. My father’s name is Gopal Chandra Das and mother’s name is Radhika Das…please let me go.”
The mob, as seen in the video, did not stop but continued to beat Nilotpal and his friend Abhijit Nath, a sound engineer working in Goa, with bamboo sticks and kicks.
The Scorpio in which they were traveling on was also badly damaged in the attack by the mob. The incident happened at around 7.40 p.m. on Friday evening Kangthilangso, Dengaon under Dokmoka Police station where the 2 friends had gone for a day.
According to reports received here, when Nilotpal and Abhijit earlier in the day had asked some local villagers for directions to Kangthilangso, few of them suspected them to be child lifters and alerted others in the area. Hours later when they were returning home, the waylaid their vehicle and killed them.
When one friend of Nilotpal from Guwahati had called him at around 8 p.m., a different person picked up the phone and said that Nilotpal has been killed and they could watch the new in television the next day.
Additional DGP (Law & Order) Mukesh Agarwal has been rushed to the spot along with a police team. Police have already identified the people involved in the lynching from the video being circulated in the social sites but no arrest has been made so far. (TNN)