The deceased, Mrisanka Basumatary, was a first-semester student of Tangla college in Assam

Udalguri: In another incident of suspected lynching in Assam, a 19-year-old college youth was killed by a group of miscreants when he and friends had gone to a river bank at Paschim Nalbari near Tangla town in Udalguri district on Tuesday evening.

The deceased, identified as Mrisanka Basumatary, was a first-semester student of Tangla college and a resident of Babupara In Ward No.3 of Tangla town. While speaking to EastMojo, Mrisanka’s mother said: “Our younger son rang me crying to save his life from a group of unidentified unruly youths who had attacked him with bamboo sticks after a verbal altercation. By the time my husband and I reached, he was severely injured. We took him to the Tangla CHC where he was provided with first aid and referred to the Mangaldai Civil Hospital. However, he succumbed to his injuries en route the hospital.”

According to sources in the hospital, the youth died from “brain hemorrhage” caused due to fatal injury. Tangla OC Durga Kingkar Sarma said that a case has been filed under IPC 302 (punishment for murder) and IPC 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention). Two of the victim’s friends, Shiva Boro (18) and Dipankar Dey (19), have been detained for interrogation. The police have recovered some incriminating materials including the bamboo pole used to commit the crime.

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