Tripura: A 26-year-old man was beaten to death on suspicion of cattle theft

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Agartala: A 26-year-old man was killed on Tuesday in Tripura’s Sepahijala district on suspicion of being a cattle thief, police said.

Police added that two people have been arrested in connection with the incident in Baramura.
He further said that the deceased has been identified as Litan Miah, a resident of Tara Poker in Jatrapur police station area of Sonamura sub-division.

Police said that in the morning it was reported that the villagers had taken a young man into custody.

He said a police team arrived at the scene and found him severely injured after being beaten by a group of youths who claimed to be cattle thieves.

“He was first taken to a local hospital. From there he was referred to the GBP hospital in Agartala as his condition was critical. On the way to the hospital, he died,” said Jatrapur police station officer-in-charge Nandan Das.

Pratima Bhomak, Union Minister of State for Social Empowerment and Justice, is also a resident of Dhanpur .

The victim’s father Jamal Mian lodged a complaint with the police after which two persons were arrested. The arrested persons are Santo Debnath and Amar Chandra Das, police said.

He said that a case has been registered under the relevant provisions of IPC, including 302 (murder).

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