Karbi Anglong mob lynching: Dibrugarh College professor faces life threat

Guwahati, June 15: Even after repeated warnings from the Assam Police, hate mongers continue to be active on the social media platforms by threatening people belonging to a particular community, post the barbaric Karbi Anglong mob lynching incident.

As per reports, two youths have threatened Assistant Professor Ananta Teron of Dibrugarh Hanumanbax Surajmall Kanoi College. Teron is also the Head of the Department of Assamese of the college.

The youths, identified as Samarjeet Patowary and Naba Buragohain, took to Facebook to “express” their “intent to attack” the Assistant Professor, as per reports. The youths reportedly posted comments about attacking the professor after one user, identified as Devraj Dutta, had uploaded a post on his Facebook timeline after the barbaric incident.

A case (843/18 u/s 295 (A)/506 IPC r/w 66 (D) IT Act) has been registered at Dibrugarh Sadar Police Station after Teron lodged an FIR with the police, as reported.

As per reports, no arrest has been made so far in this connection and investigation is on.

A few days back, to thwart any attempt to spread hatred or rumours through social media platforms, the Assam Police has launched its smart social media centre – Nagarik Mitra. It is a special unit for cyber patrolling. The patrolling team will monitor activities of the netizens and will lodge complaints if they come across anything “objectionable”.

Assam Police arrested around 35 persons for posting hate messages with the communal intent on social media post the lynching incident.

It may be mentioned that 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 – after they were “intimated” by Alphajos Timung – the main accused – about the “boys buying lots of chocolates” and “presence of an abducted child” inside the car through a phone-call.

The heart-wrenching video of Nilotpal before being brutally killed by a mob went viral on social media – leading to mass protest across the nation.

In the video, Nilotpal, with his hands folded and face covered with blood, was heard saying, “Don’t kill me…please don’t beat me. I am an Assamese. Believe me, I am speaking the truth. My father’s name is Gopal Chandra Das and mother’s name is Radhika Das…please let me go.”