Tripura Police has arrested at least 10 persons for allegedly lynching a man last week for suspectedly performing black magic.
A man in Tripura was allegedly lynched by an unruly mob for suspectedly practicing black magic at Samrurpar area of Unokoti district in Tripura last week.
The man was lynched by a mob of over 200 villagers and later buried the body of the victim by the mob.
The victim has been identified as Bullu Orang. Orang died on the spot.
Police informed that the villagers suspected that two people fell ill because of the “black magic” practised on them by the victim.
The police registered a case based on an FIR filed by the wife of the victim.
Police have registered a case under Section 120-B, 342, 325, 302, 201, 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 7/8 of Protection from the Lynching Act, 2017.
Meanwhile, the arrested accused are in a judicial custody.
The mob of 200 tea garden workers allegedly dragged the man out of his house and thrashed him to death.
Interestingly, the villagers surrendered themselves before the police after committing the crime.
Meanwhile, the police excavated the body of the victim and sent it to the hospital for autopsy.
Notably, as per reports, the mob has threatened to launch an agitation if they are not arrested.