A poor vegetable vendor, Sanatan Deka, was lynched to death by a 5-person Muslim mob led by one Faizul Ali in Monahkuchi village near Hajo in Kamrup district of Assam on Sunday.
According to reports, Sanatan Deka from Teteliya village used to sell vegetables on his bicycle after losing his job a factory worker due to the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown. While Sanatan was going about his work, his bicycle accidentally hit a car in which Faizul Ali and Lajlil Ali were travelling.
“After this, Faizul and his friend Lajlil Ali got down from the car and an argument ensued between them and Santan. After a while, they were joined by three other men and five of them started beating him,” a police officer said.
The names of the other three accused are – Shabir Ali, Yusub Ali and Firzahan Ali. The group fled from the area before locals reached the spot. Some passers-by admitted seriously injured Sanatan Deka to a nearby hospital. However, he soon succumbed to his injuries.
Kamrup district police have registered a case at Hajo police station and launched an operation to nab the attackers. Two prime accused – Faizur Hoque alias Faizur Ali and Eyusuf Uddin Ahmed alias Yusub Ali – have been arrested today as informed by ADG (Law and Order) G P Singh.
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