Assam: Man lynched in Karbi Anglong on suspicion of illicit relation; five held


GUWAHATI: A 40-year-old man was lynched at Karashi Bey village under Bakalia police station, Karbi Anglong, on February 7.

Monsing Rongpi (40), resident of Barelong Bey village allegedly who was under an illicit relation with a woman of Karashi Bey village, was seen entering the resident of the woman on Sunday night.

According to sources, a mob entered the house of the woman and took the man to the village playground and tied him to a goalpost. The unruly mob attacked the accused with bamboo sticks, iron rods because of which the man died on the spot.

Last year, the man (Monsing Rongpi) was given a stern warning not to enter the village.

Locals informed the police who then took the dead body and sent it for postmortem to Diphu Medical College and Hospital.

Officer-In-charge, Bakalia police station, Manjit Terang said, “There was a religious function of Lokhimmon adhorom last evening at Karashi Bey village. During the function one Monsing Rongpi was seen entering the residence of Sika Teronpi by her two sons. Objecting the illicit relation between Bey and Teronpi, the villagers held a meeting last year and warned him not to come to the village or meet with Sika Teronpi again. Perhaps, he took advantage of the activity in the village last night to visit again. We did not find the body in a tied up state but we found some ropes there. He may have succumbed because of the assault by the mob.”

A case has been registered with Bakalia police station and five suspects arrested have been arrested.