NEW DELHI: Three Bangladeshi nationals and a Nepali man have been tortured in India’s Assam state and Varanasi city.
According to a report of an Indian daily, The Hindu, three Bangladeshi nationals were lynched and tortured by a large number of people for alleged cattle smuggling in border state.
SP Kumar Sanjit Krishna said the incident took place at Bogrijan Tea Estate under Patharkandi police close to the border with Bangladesh and about 1.5 km from the nearest police outpost.
“On inquiry, it was revealed that the said Bangladeshi nationals crossed the border with a motive to steal cows from the Bogrijan area. They were lynched by people yet to be identified,” he told the Indian newspaper.
He said they were completing the process of handing over the bodies to Bangladesh through border security force.
“A rope, fence cutter, and wire along with food were found with the deceased. The bodies have been handed over and a larger investigation has been launched,” the police officer said.
Similarly, the Nepali man was tortured in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi where anti-Nepal posters had also surfaced.