Kolkata: In a horrifying incident, two men were Thursday lynched in West Bengal’s Coochbehar for allegedly smuggling two stolen cows in a vehicle with no number plate. Also Read - Bihar Man Declared Dead in Mob Lynching Returns Home After 3 Months

According to The Indian Express report, 13 people have been arrested in connection with the incident. They have been arrested on charges of murder. Also Read - 'Focus is Only on Certain Lynchings, Instead of All,' Says Prakash Javadekar on National Press Day

“Thirteen people have been arrested and an investigation is underway,” SP (Coochbehar) Santosh Nimbalkar told the leading newspaper. Also Read - Mob Lynching: Man Beaten to Death After Bike Hits Boy in UP's Meerut, Four Arrested

As of now, the raids are underway to identify all those who were part of the mob that beat up the two men.

If the report is to be believed, the men were stopped at 5:30 AM by a group of people when they were seen carrying animals in their pick-up vans. They were pulled out and beaten.

The mob had fled before the police reached the spot.

The men were taken to a hospital but they breathed their last there.

An investigation has been launched into the matter.