One man was lynched and three others were critically injured by a mob in Biswanath district of Assam that suspected them to be cattle lifters, police said today, PTI reported.
Biswanath Superintendent of Police Diganta Kumar Choudhury told PTI that the incident took place early yesterday at Line Number 15 of Diplonga Tea Estate under the Sootea police station.
The SP said as per preliminary inquiry, the four men had allegedly stolen two cows from a person named Sankat Tanti and were fleeing in an auto van which had no number plate.
“After Tanti shouted for help, the villagers intercepted the four and started thrashing the suspected thieves. We have recovered the auto van and the two cows,” Choudhury said.
Village defence party personnel called the police, which reached the spot immediately and rescued the four from the clutches of the attackers and rushed them to hospital, he said.
“One among them died, while the other three persons were being treated at a private hospital in Biswanath Chariali,” Choudhury said.