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Police superintendent Debojit Deuri said before the girl’s death, the villagers held the two responsible for her sickness.(Sourced)

Two killed in Assam by villagers on suspicion of them being witches, 9 arrested

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2020 09:49 AM IST
According to data presented in the state assembly in November 2019, 107 people have been killed in instances of witch-hunting in Assam since 2011
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The photograph of a Royal Bengal tiger lying on a bed at a house near Kaziranga national park in Assam is being widely shared on Twitter.(Wildlife Trust of India/Twitter)
The photograph of a Royal Bengal tiger lying on a bed at a house near Kaziranga national park in Assam is being widely shared on Twitter.(Wildlife Trust of India/Twitter)

Tiger chooses ‘bed n breakfast’ to escape floods in Assam’s Kaziranga

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 03:25 PM IST
The Wildlife Trust of India that was providing constant updates on the situation said they will wait until dark to give the tiger a safe passage from the house to the forest.
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A total of 3,181 villages in 103 revenue circles across the state have been affected and standing crop in 87,607 hectares damaged.(PTI PHOTO.)
A total of 3,181 villages in 103 revenue circles across the state have been affected and standing crop in 87,607 hectares damaged.(PTI PHOTO.)

11 killed in Assam floods, Met dept predicts more rainfall

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 12:14 AM IST
Nearly 90% of Kaziranga National Park, the largest habitat of one-horned rhinos, has been inundated by flood waters and most wild animals are seeking safety at higher grounds in neighbouring Karbi Anglong district.
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All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) stage a protest against the authorities’ over the deaths due to Japanese Encephalitis outbreak, in front of the State Directorate of Health in Guwahati(PTI)
All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) stage a protest against the authorities’ over the deaths due to Japanese Encephalitis outbreak, in front of the State Directorate of Health in Guwahati(PTI)

Japanese encephalitis kills 48 people in Assam

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 11:43 PM IST
To prevent and contain the outbreak, state government officials have set up a round-the-clock control centre, begun supplying diagnostic kits to all districts hospitals, and started fogging in villages.
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The Assam Police’s Twitter handle praised the constable as well. “Dedication is thy name. We salute Constable Mithun Das (Basistha PS) for his exceptional devotion towards duty and showing us how dedication can turn a storm into a sprinkle.”(Twitter/@assampolice)
The Assam Police’s Twitter handle praised the constable as well. “Dedication is thy name. We salute Constable Mithun Das (Basistha PS) for his exceptional devotion towards duty and showing us how dedication can turn a storm into a sprinkle.”(Twitter/@assampolice)

Assam traffic cop stands on duty during storm, becomes social media star

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 08:26 PM IST
Mithun Das, who was manning the busy Basistha traffic intersection, stood amid heavy rain without a raincoat in an uncovered podium directing traffic without thinking twice about running for cover
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Biren Singh Engti of the Congress is the sitting Lok Sabah MP from Autonomous District.(HT PHOTO)
Biren Singh Engti of the Congress is the sitting Lok Sabah MP from Autonomous District.(HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha election 2019: All about Autonomous District seat in Assam

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 02:18 PM IST
Autonomous District Lok Sabha constituency is spread over two most backward districts of the country.
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Security personnel near a commemorative poster for two men, Abhijit Nath and Nilotpal Das, who were lynched nearby in Panjuri Kachari village, in Karbi Anglong district some 180km from Guwahati on July 10.(AFP Photo)
Security personnel near a commemorative poster for two men, Abhijit Nath and Nilotpal Das, who were lynched nearby in Panjuri Kachari village, in Karbi Anglong district some 180km from Guwahati on July 10.(AFP Photo)

48 charged with murder in lynching of two in Assam

By Sadiq Naqvi | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 09:37 PM IST
The district police are expected to file a charge sheet in another case it had registered against people circulating the video of the crime on social media.
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A march organised by youth groups in Guwahati protests the lynching of two men in Central Assam’s Karbi Anglong district.(PTI)
A march organised by youth groups in Guwahati protests the lynching of two men in Central Assam’s Karbi Anglong district.(PTI)

Prime accused in Assam lynching arrested, ‘made phone call about child abductors’

By Sadiq Naqvi | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2018 11:46 PM IST
Alphajoz Timung joins 28 people arrested for the attack on Nilotpal Das and Abhijeet Nath in Karbi Anglong last week.
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People carry out a protest in Guwahati against the lynching of two men on the suspicion of abducting children in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district, on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
People carry out a protest in Guwahati against the lynching of two men on the suspicion of abducting children in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district, on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Don’t fall for rumours: Parents of Assam lynching victim appeal for calm

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2018 08:43 AM IST
Rumours on social media about a gang of child abductors from outside the state have led to several incidents of innocents being targeted by mobs in recent days.
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People stage a silent protest demanding to arrest and punish the culprits involved in the killing of two youth on the suspicion of being child abductors in Karbi Anglong district of Assam, in Guwahati on June 11, 2018.(AFP)
People stage a silent protest demanding to arrest and punish the culprits involved in the killing of two youth on the suspicion of being child abductors in Karbi Anglong district of Assam, in Guwahati on June 11, 2018.(AFP)

Around 40 arrested for spreading rumours of child lifting gangs in Assam after mob lynches 2 on suspicion

By Sadiq Naqvi | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 01:50 PM IST
Police said more than 70 people were let go after being counselled and made to delete content they had posted on social media pertaining to the matter. Most the of those arrested were younger than 30 years.
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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)
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)

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

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, Guwahati
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 12:13 AM IST
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.
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Nilotpal Das and Abhijeet Nath were attacked by a mob near Panjuri Kacharigaon village in Karbi Anglong district on suspicion of being child lifters on June 8.(AP FILE PHOTO)
Nilotpal Das and Abhijeet Nath were attacked by a mob near Panjuri Kacharigaon village in Karbi Anglong district on suspicion of being child lifters on June 8.(AP FILE PHOTO)

15 arrested for lynching 2 in Assam; CM Sonowal appeals for calm

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2018 10:05 PM IST
The lynching in Karbi Anglong sparked outrage against the police and local administration on social media platforms and among neighbours of the victims in Guwahati.
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A sound engineer and a businessman were beaten by a mob in Karbi Anglong, Assam on Friday.(AP)
A sound engineer and a businessman were beaten by a mob in Karbi Anglong, Assam on Friday.(AP)

2 men lynched on suspicion of being child lifters in Assam’s Karbi Anglong

By Sadiq Naqvi | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2018 11:50 PM IST
Police said villagers, suspecting them to be child lifters, surrounded the black Scorpio vehicle in which the duo was travelling and started thrashing them, resulting in their death.
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