A suspected cattle-lifter was lynched in a remote tribal hamlet near the Indo-Bangla border in Tripura's Dhalai district, a senior police officer said on Wednesday.
Deputy Inspector General of Police, Arindam Nath said the 36-year-old was lynched by a group of villagers on suspicion of being a cattle-lifter at Noarampara, under the jurisdiction of Raishyabari police station on Tuesday night.
Officer-in-charge of Raisyabari Police Station, Suleman Reang said, "Villagers spotted one person trying to lift cattle from a house. They caught the suspected cattle lifter and beat him severely. We reached to the spot and rescued the person, who later succumbed to his injuries in a hospital," Reang said.
The deceased was identified as Budhi Kumar Tripura a resident of Manyakumarpara village, police said.
The news of the latest case of lynching comes after two such incidents making headlines in the country. A man in Jharkhand was lynched by a mob on June 23 on the suspicion of theft. A mob had also lynched a person who was suspected to be a thief in Bihar.
In Nitish Kumar's Bihar, a suspected thief was caught, stabbed multiple times and then handed over to the villagers in Bihar. The mob rule was witnessed wherein the man was brutally thrashed, stabbed multiple times and lynched by the crowd on the suspicion of theft, who lost his life on the spot. A case has been lodged against the people in the village and the Police taking cognisance of the unlawful activity is probing the case.
A 22-year-old Muslim man, identified as Tabrej, died on June 23 after he was beaten up by locals and later arrested on suspicion of theft in Saraikela Kharsawanand, Jharkhand. As per news agency ANI, Tabrej's family has alleged that the attack was communal and that he was made to chant slogans of 'Jai Shri Ram' and 'Jai Hanuman' by the locals. PM Modi had expressed his pain at the incidence saying that those responsible must be punished by the law.