In a similar Dokmoka like mob lynching incident, a fifty-year old man was beaten to death on suspicion of being a cattle thief in Sootea, Biswanath.
The incident took place in the wee hours of Wednesday in Sootea’s Diplonga area.
As per reports, a group of men attacked four persons with sticks , iron rods and machetes and then after started mercilessly beating all four on suspicion of being cattle thieves.
During attack, one person identified as Deben Rajbongshi died on the spot. Phulchand Shah, Bijay Nayak and Pujen Rajbongshi were severely injured in the attack. The injured three persons are now under medical supervision and are said to be in a critical condition.
It is said the four persons stepped out at night to procure livestock on Tuesday to sell in the market but were attacked by locals on suspicion of being cattle thieves.
It may be mentioned that two Guwahati boys- Nilotpal Das and Abhijeet Nath – were lynched by a mob in Karbi Anglong district on June 8 on the suspicion of being child- lifters. The lynching took place in an area under Dokmoka Police Station.
Surprisingly, like the Karbi Anglong mob lynching incident, a video of the Sootea incident too surfaced on the social media. In the video, two-three people are seen in kneeling down position with torn-clothes and blood on their faces and bodies. The video seems to be captured on a Smartphone camera by one of the men present at the location.
In the media, a man is heard asking one of the victims why have they come out in the night, to which the men reply “in search of pigs.”
In a heart wrenching video, Guwahati boy Nilotpal, before being brutally killed by a mob, was seen pleading to let him go. The video, which was recorded by one of the villagers present at the crime spot, went going viral on social media. In the video, Nilotpal, with his hands folded and face covered with blood, was heard saying, “Don’t kill me…please don’t beat me. I am An Assamese. Believe me, I am speaking the truth. My father’s name is Gopal Chandra Das and mother’s name is Radhika Das… please let me go.”