The police have intensified its investigation into the lynching of a man by an unruly mob at a village in Assam’s Tinsukia district.
The police have arrested nine persons in connection with the case thus far, five of whom have been sent to jail and four others to police custody for further interrogation.
Sarat Moran, a 28-year-old man, was brutally thrashed to death by a mob on mere suspicion of being a cattle thief.
The incident took place at Korjonga Borpathar village under Baghjan police station in Tinsukia district on Saturday.
Moran was a resident of Kordoiguri village in Assam’s Tinsukia district. He died at the hospital.
The mob allegedly tied the man and started beating him black and blue, suspecting him to be a cow thief.
The mob also allegedly attacked the victim with a blade, leaving him injured.
Tinsukia SP Debojit Deori said, “Five accused have been sent to jail and another four are under police custody for further interrogation. We have set up a special investigation team (SIT) under an ASP to probe the matter.”
Deceased Sarat Moran’s parents – 90-year-old Prabeswar Moran and 85-year-old Ulapi Moran – were dependent on him.