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13 arrested for posting hate messages over lynching of two men in Assam

The 13 people were arrested from different parts of Assam for posting either hate messages or fake information regarding the killing of two men that took place in Dokmoka area in Karbi Anglong.

india Updated: Jun 12, 2018 00:13 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, Guwahati
Assam lynching case,Youth lynched in Assam,Youth lyunched in Karbi Anglong
People during a protest rally against unidentified people responsible for lynching two men in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district in Guwahati on June 10.(PTI Photo)

Police in Assam have arrested 13 people for posting hate messages on social media over the lynching of two youths in Karbi Anglong district by villagers who mistook them to be child abductors, an official said on Monday.

Ten people were arrested on Sunday evening and three others on Monday morning.

The 13, arrested from different parts of the state, posted either hate messages or fake information regarding the killings that took place in Dokmoka area on June 8, the officer said.

So far, 16 people have been arrested in connection with the brutal murders of Nilotpal Das and Abhijeet Nath near the Kathilangso waterfall.

The police say more people have been identified and could be arrested.

First Published: Jun 11, 2018 14:08 IST