Former Tripura Chief Minister and senior CPI-M leader Manik Sarkar on Monday condemned the incident of mob-lynching of three youths in Khowai district of Tripura. 

CPI-M leader Manik Sarkar said: “The incident of lynching three minority youths is inhumane, against law and justice system.” 

Condemning the ‘murder’ of three youths, the former Tripura Chief Minister claimed: “Those who were lynched, should have been handed over to the police, if they were criminals and involved in any illegal activity.” 

“But the locals took law into their own hands and killed those three people. It is an unforgivable crime and in no way can a civilized society accept it,” Manik Sarkar added. 

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The Tripura leader of opposition also urged Chief Minister Biplab Deb to initiate a high-level investigation into this incident, identify the culprits and ensure appropriate legal action against the ‘culprits’. 

He further added that Tripura Police chief must play an active role in maintaining law and order in the State. 

Three persons were allegedly lynched by an unruly mob in Khowai district of Tripura on Sunday on suspicion of them being cattle lifters.   

The incident took place at Maharanipur area under Khowai district in Tripura. Maharanipur is located 46 kilomertres away from Agartala city.   

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The trio of alleged cattle lifters succumbed to their injuries at the GB Pant Hospital in Agartala.   

The deceased trio hailed from Sonamura in Sepahijala district of Tripura.  

The deceased trio of ‘cattle lifters’ have been identified as Billal Miah (30), Zayed Hossain (28) and Saiful Islam (18). 

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