Naked man rumours: Five held in Assam
Tezpur: Five persons were arrested on charges of lynching three persons in Assam`s Sonitpur district on Wednesday, police sources said Friday.
The five person were arrested in connection with the case in which three persons were beaten to death at Balishiha village suspecting them to be the `naked men` following rumours that some `naked men` were roaming in the area to rape women.
The five accused were identified as Nitu Borah, Sunil Borah, Mridul Saikia, Pawan Bhumij and Lakhmiram Boro, the sources said.
Ashutosh Das and Md Jalil of Dhekiajuli and Prabin Bhawal of Rangapara were on their way from Dhekiajuli to Tezpur in a vehicle when the mob armed with sticks and lethal weapons intercepted them at Balishiha and attacked them suspecting them to be the `naked men`, the sources said, adding, the three died on the spot.
Meanwhile, the family members of the five accused today gheraoed Tezpur police station demanding their release as they are "innocent".
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