In a case of mob lynching in Assam’s Jorhat town on Monday, an All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) leader was slain and two others, including a journalist, were injured.
The death of Animesh has sent shockwaves throughout the state
His mother is bereft of hope and is beyond consolation.
She stated, “I or his father have never hit him but today they have beaten him to death … “
10 accused have been arrested so far in connection to the incident and video footage is being used to identify the people involved.
“We are conducting a probe and action would be taken against all those found involved,” a police officer said, as quoted by the Hindu.
According to the AASU, the three were not involved in the car collision. It vowed to shut down Jorhat unless all of the perpetrators were apprehended within 24 hours after the lynching.
About the case, DGP GP Singh tweeted: “Reference Jorhat incident – Till now ten persons have been arrested by #JorhatPolice. The investigation shall be monitored at the the highest level including AssamCid, Assam police, mygovassam, CMOfficeAssam”.
The incident in-depth
After a road mishap that injured a pedestrian, a mob of roughly 50 people allegedly attacked the trio travelling together.
Animesh had visited Jorhat for some purchase and unfortunately along with 2 others fell victim to misunderstanding as the mob gathered to assist the victim, Dy365 reported.
Animesh Bhuyan, a 23-year-old AASU leader from Dergaon in the neighbouring Golaghat district, had travelled Jorhat with local TV reporter Mridusmanta Baruah and another person, police reports state.
The three injured were taken to the hospital, but the AASU leader was proclaimed dead upon arrival