A 34-year-old man was allegedly lynched on suspicion of being a cattle lifter at Korjonga village in upper Assam’s Tinsukia district on Saturday.
The deceased has been identified as Sarat Moran.
According to sources, Moran was rescued by Baghjan police from Korjonga village and shifted to the FRU hospital in Doomdooma where he succumbed to his injuries.
“We have picked up 12 people in connection with the incident and interrogating them. We have found several cut marks on the victim’s body and waiting for the post mortem report,” Tinsukia SP Debojit Deori told Northeast Now.
“We have registered a case under sections 302 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code based on an FIR filed by victim’s uncle,” Deori said.
“It is not immediately clear whether he was involved in cattle lifting or not. But, earlier the person was arrested in some other cases,” Deori said.
According to police, the victim had gone to stay overnight at a friend’s house and was caught by villagers on suspicion of being a cattle lifter and lynched him.
As per information, the victim was brutally tortured by the villagers before his death.
The mob cut flesh from his body and rubbed salt into the wounds.