Assam Human Rights Commission orders probe into Karbi Anglong lynching incident

Guwahati, June 15: The Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has ordered a magisterial probe into the mob lynching incident in Karbi Anglong.

The Commission has taken a suo motu cognizance on the issue.

On June 8, two friends Nilotpal Das (29), a sound engineer, and Abhijeet Nath (30), a businessman – travelling in a black SUV, were stopped at around 7:30 pm by the local villagers of Panjuri Kacharigaon under Dokmoka Police Station, Karbi Anglong. They were dragged out of their vehicle and brutally beaten to death by the locals on suspicion that the two boys were “child-lifters”.

A team of AHRC, led by its chairman Justice T Vaiphei, visited the Guwahati residents of Nilotpal and Abhijeet. The team also visited the crime site in Karbi Anglong.

The Commission has asked the Karbi Anglong district magistrate to conduct a thorough probe on the situation leading to the brutal killing of two promising Guwahati youths.

The inquiry has been ordered against the AHRC Case No 2317/8/18-19 and another case AHRC 2318/8/18-19, which has been filed by All Assam Unemployed Association.