Tripura, July 7: At least seven people have been arrested in connection with the lynching of a man named Sukanta Chakraborty, who was hired by the state government to spread awareness against child lifting rumour mongers in the rural areas of Tripura. Also Read - Robbers Return to Ask Man's ATM Card Pin After Stealing His Wallet, Held After Gunfight With Noida Cops
Prime accused Sunil Mohan too has been arrested by the state police from Tripura’s Sabroom district. IG (Law and Order) K V Sreejesh said,”We have got the video footage of the killing of Sukanta Chakraborty. He was held on the basis of the footage and complaints. We have found from the footage that all the accused were involved in the killing.” Another accused Hiren Tripura was also arrested from the student hostel of Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar College of Belonia sub-division yesterday. (Also Read: I am so Happy, Says CM Biplab Deb When Asked About Tripura Mob Lynching Incidents) Also Read - Who's a Good Boi? Dog in Karnataka Runs 12 Kms at Night, Helps Police Nab Murderer
Rajib Debnath, Officer-in-charge of Belonia police station said the man was beaten to death on June 28 after he was returning from Kalacherra village after campaigning against the child lifting scare in the state. He added that two police personnel were also injured in the incident.
An assistant sub-inspector and two personnel of the Tripura State Rifles (TSR) have already been suspended with regard to this incident.
33-year-old Sukanta Chakraborty, a resident of the Sabroom sub-division of South Tripura was thrashed to death by a mob on June 28 when he was returning from Kalacherra village after campaigning against the child lifting scare in the state. Chakraborty had been hired by the state Information and culture department for spreading awareness on the same.
In another incident which had taken place on the same fateful day, a hawker too was beaten to death on suspicion that he was a child lifter. Rumours of a child lifting gang involved in organ harvesting kicked off after locals found a minor boy murdered in the district.