18 - 10 - 2019

Mob kills one in Kumarghat on suspicion of theft

Agartala, Sept 18,2019: A 20 – year – youth was  lynched by a mob in Kumarghat, Unakoti District of  Tripura for allegedly stealing a mobile phone, a headphone and one bicycle on Tuesday.

The incident occurred at Kumarghat’s Sukantapalli area in Unakoti district. The victim has been identified as Kishan Debnath, a resident of Sukantapalli. Police quoted villagers to allege Kishan’s involvement in some other theft cases as well that took place earlier.

According to locals the lynching  was sparked by overnight theft of a mobile phone, headphone and a bicycle from the two houses owned by Dilip Das (50) and Sukesh Das (55). A search next day for the alleged thief by the family members and other residents of the village ended at Kishan’s house in Ratiabari, a neighbouring village, located at a distance of two and a half kilometres, police said.

“The villagers brought Kishan to Sukantapalli and started beating him. On getting information, we rescued the victim and admitted him to a local hospital where he died,” said officer-in-charge of Kumarghat Police Station Pradyot Datta.

Meanwhile the victim's mother Meena Sarkar ( Deb nath) filed case of murder and police arrested  three preson - Dilip Das, Sukesh Das and Rajan Sutradhar.