Tripura: Two detained for lynching hawker in state


AGARTALA, July 20, 2018: Two persons were detained by the police on Thursday following the lynching of a hawker on June 28, at Murabari in Mohanpur subdivision, West Tripura.

An official source had said that the duo were interrogated and later released.

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The duo were picked up from their residence and were taken to New Capital Complex police station  for interrogation.

Assistant inspector-general Smriti Ranjan Das said two persons were detained on the basis of suspicion in connection with the lynching incident.

A duty officer at Sidhai Mohanpur police station said the detainees were not arrested.

A duty officer in the NCC police station said, "They were interrogated and then taken away," the officer said.

Jahir Khan Qureshi, who hailed from Uttar Pradesh, was lynched by a mob in a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) camp at Murabari on June 28.

On June 28, two more persons were lynched at Bishalgarh in Sipahijala district and at Sabroom in South Tripura.

Source: The Telegraph

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