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Mob lynching in Tripura: Three persons brutally beaten, victims later succumb to injuries

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AGARTALA: In a shocking incident, three persons were lynched in Tripura on Sunday.

The incident occurred in Khowai district of the State. 

The victims--Zahid Husain, 28, Saiful Islam, 18 and Bilal, were brutally beaten. The trio later succumbed to the injuries.

According to police sources, they were stopped and overpowered near Namanjoypara. The local villagers started thrashing them until they fell conscious. One of them, Saiful Islam, managed to run and leave the spot.

But, they again chased him. The mob managed to catch him and beat him. All the three were later taken to hospital by police. But they were declared brought dead. The police said that case has been registered against the villagers for lynching the three persons. Investigations are on in the case.

The victims belonged to Sonamura in Sepahijala district of Tripura. Locals suspected that they were carrying cattle and hence stopped their four-wheeler (a mini-truck) and began beating them. Those responsible for the lynching are yet to be identified and arrested.