Police have arrested two more persons in connection with the sensational Baksa witch-hunt case.
The arrested persons have been identified as: Rwmwi Basumatary (21) and Subal Boro (30).
Both the accused were produced before the court of Judicial Magistrate and were later sent to judicial custody.
These two persons were arrested after the police questioned 13 persons including 10 women in connection with the case.
Altogether, 7 persons have been arrested by the police in the case.
DIG of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) – Violet Baruah also visited Tamulpur, interacted with top police officials of the district and took stock of the law and order situation there.
A 50-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death by a group of villagers on suspicion of practicing witchcraft in lower Assam’s Baksa district along Indo-Bhutan border on Monday.
Police said around 200 villagers on Monday held a Kangaroo court and accused Biren Boro of practicing witchcraft. A group of villagers subsequently started to beat him black and blue.
On being informed, a team of police from Kumarikata police station rushed to the spot to rescue Boro from the mob.
The villagers also allegedly attacked the police team when it tried to rescue the victim. At least five policemen were injured in the attack.
The victim who was critically injured in the attack was taken to a hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries, a police official said.