Two youths from Guwahati beaten to death in Karbi Anglong
Two boys hailing from Guwahati became victims of fake social media reports on child-kidnapping who were later beaten to death on suspicion by the locals of Karbi Anglong’s Dokmoka village.
Abhijit Nath and Nilotpal Das went for a short vacation to Karbi Anglong’s Dokmoka. Suspecting them to be child abductors, the locals mercilessly thrashed the two boys who later succumbed to their grievous injuries.
As per sources, the people of Dokmoka first spotted “two Suspicious” persons in the evening hours on Friday. Suspecting them to be child abductors, the locals gheraoed their vehicle and when the boys tried to “escape” from the spot, the locals started to physically assault them. By the time police reached, the locals fled from the spot.
Youths from Guwahati beaten to death by locals of Karbi Anglong on suspicion of Child abduction
On the other hand, fear psychosis has gripped different parts of Assam following news of attacks by the child-abductors. Police stated that a group of miscreants are trying to “create terror by using the fake child theft theory”. Police also mentioned that these miscreants are using the social media to spread the fake news.
In some parts, locals also stated that they have “spotted or seen” child-abductors with their faces covered with black cloths. Cases of people reeling under child-abduction terror have been reported in Sonari, Biswanath, Titabor, Nagaon and so on.
As per reports, according to the locals on Titabor, the two boys “tried to lure a young girl by offering an apple and later tried to molest her”, but she “ran away”.
Police have asked the public to refrain from blindly following any such messages and report to police in case of any “unusual happening”.