Zayed Hossain (28), Bilal Mia (30), and Saiful Islam (18) were lynched to death on suspicion of cow theft by a Hindu mob on Sunday in Khowai distirct of Tripura.
The mob thrashed Hossain and Mia while Islam managed to flee but he also got caught later. They were brutally beaten-up and was taken to local health clinics and later to Govind Ballabh Pant (GBP) Hospital at Agartala.
The police claimed that they were fleeing with five cattle in a vehicle when they were found by the mob.
“The villagers chased them and managed to stop the vehicle near North Maharanipur village. The angry villagers started thrashing and beating them with lethal weapons and lynched two of the suspected cattle lifters at the spot,” Khowai district superintendent of police Kiran Kumar told reporters.
Kumar said that the police have registered a case against unknown persons in Kalyanpur police station and have launched an investigation in this regard.
He also said that two cases were registered in Champahour police station for stealing three cattle heads against the dead victims.