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Man lynched in Karbi Anglong; police arrest 8 suspects

DIPHU: A 40-year-old man was reportedly lynched last night at Karashi Bey village under Bakalia police station in Karbi Anglong district for alleged illicit affair with a woman.

The victim, identified as Monsing Rongpi, a resident of Barelong Bey village under Bakalia police station, was allegedly caught in a “compromising position” with a woman from Karashi Bey village by the villagers.

A mob gathered and took the man to the village ground. They allegedly tied him up to a football ground goalpost and beat him up with bamboo sticks. He was also allegedly assaulted with sharp edged objects to which Bey was assumed to have succumbed.

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Police, who came to know about the incident this morning after being informed by some locals, have registered a case No. 09/21 at Bakalia police station and eight alleged suspects have been arrested in this connection.

The police sent the body to Diphu Medical College and Hospital for post-mortem.

The arrested have been identified as Sampri Teron, Kahanbamon Tokbi, Shiva Ronghang, Waisong Kramsa, Jip Enghi, Hukumsing Ranghang, Rustom Rangphar and Dhaniram Rangphar.

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