West Bengal: Mob lynches two men carrying cattle in Jalpaiguri district

Jalpaiguri (West Bengal): Two persons were allegedly lynched by a mob, which dragged them out of a pick-up van carrying cows, at Barhoria village in Jalpaiguri district on Sunday, the police said.

BJP's cattle restrictions. Representational image. AP

Representational image. AP

Anwar Hussain (19) and Hafizul Sheikh (19) were beaten to death by the mob, which intercepted their vehicle and pulled them out of it in early morning, the police said, adding that the pick-up van was also badly damaged by the mob.

Police took Hussain and Sheikh to the Dhupguri hospital where they were declared brought dead.

The police also took charge of the animals in the vehicle.

A large contingent of police was deployed in the area.

Updated Date: Aug 27, 2017 16:32 PM

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