A 34-year-old man was allegedly lynched at Korjonga village in upper Assam's Tinsukia district on Saturday. 12 people in connection with the lynch has been arrested so far.
The angry mob lynched the deceased on suspicion of being a cattle lifter. The deceased has been identified as Sarat Moran.
As per reports, Moran was rescued by Baghjan police from Korjonga village and shifted to the FRU hospital in Doomdooma where he succumbed to his injuries.
As per the statements made by Tinsukia SP Debojit Deuri, the police have apprehended 12 people in connection with the incident and are interrogating them. Several marks of injuries have also been found.
A case has been registered under sections 302 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code based on an FIR filed by the vamily of the victim.
"It is not immediately clear whether he was involved in cattle lifting or not. But, earlier the person was arrested in some other cases," said SP Debojit Deuri.
According to police, the victim had gone to stay overnight at a friend's house and was caught by villagers on suspicion of being a cattle lifter.
As per information received, the victim was brutally tortured by the villagers before his death.
As per reports, the angry mob also cut flesh from his body and rubbed salt into the wounds.