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The news of an alleged mob lynching incident in Tripura that has been circulating across different online news and social media platforms is fake, the Tripura Police said on Sunday.

A report on the Guwahati-based news portal NE NOW said, “a 25-years old youth, identified as Nur Islam Miah, was allegedly lynched by a mob of unknown assailants in the Chourangi area located in the periphery of Agartala city in Tripura” on Thursday.

The same news was also carried on

However, the Tripura police clarified that the news of the alleged mob lynching incident in the Chourangi area is not factually true, and that the matter is still under investigation. Through their official Twitter handle, Tripura Police said, “A news of lynching at Chourangi, Agartala has been published in some print and social media. The matter was verified and it is clarified that no incident of lynching has taken place. This is an incident of unnatural death. As the preliminary opinion of the doctor cause of death is stroke. Matter is under investigation.”

EastMojo contacted Tripura police who informed us that the body of the deceased person was recovered from the Chourangi area located in the peripheries of Agartala city. According to police though the detailed post-mortem report of the body is yet to come preliminary reports suggest that the person died of a stroke.

“A few days back, the police recovered a dead body from the Chourangi area located on the peripheries of Agartala city. The deceased used to deal in scraps. While passing through the area, he collapsed on the road and asked a passer-by woman for water. She brought water from her house, but before the water could be offered to the deceased, he stopped physical movement. He was later brought to the hospital where he was declared dead. The detailed post-mortem report is yet to reach the police, but preliminary observations from the doctors suggest that he died of a stroke. In certain media reports, the incident was described as lynching which is factually wrong,” Tripura police PRO Jyotsiman Das Chowdhury told EastMojo.

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