Tinsukia: An angry mob has killed a mentally unstable man in his 30s over the murder of a 4-year-old child in an Assam tea garden on Saturday, police said.

The incident had led to chaotic scenes at Dhaljan tea garden in Dibrugarh district following which a team of Dibrugarh police led by Superintendent of Police Shwetank Mishra rushed to the spot.

Talking to EastMojo, SP Mishra said the situation has been brought under control and the bodies have been sent for post mortem examination.

“The victim, identified as Sunit Tanti alias Abhimanyu Tanti, had allegedly killed a 4-year-child in his neighbourhood following which a mob from the line attacked him and killed him,” Mishra said.

“His body has been recovered in charred condition,” the SP added

The incident took place around 6 pm on Saturday.

Mishra said, according to initial information, it is learnt that Tanti was mentally unstable. “Why did he murder the boy is yet to be ascertained,” he said.

“We have registered a mob lynching case and, once the situation calms down, we will start the investigation,” he added.

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