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Mob lynches two over suspected cow theft in Assam

LiveMint logoLiveMint 01-05-2017 Zarir Hussain

Guwahati: A mob beat to death two Muslim youths who were accused of trying to steal cows for slaughter, police said on Monday.

Police said the latest attack happened on Sunday in a village in the northeastern state of Assam.

About 20 people attacked the two Muslim youths, beating them with sticks, after they were accused of plotting to steal cows.

“When the first police team reached the spot we found the two youths in critical condition after being severely beaten,” district police chief Debaraj Upadhay told Reuters by telephone.

Some television pictures showed the two victims with their hands tied.

The parents of one of the youths have lodged a complaint and the police are investigating. No arrests have been made, Upadhay said.

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