GAUHATI, India – Indian police officials say two Muslim men have been beaten to death by a mob in the northeastern state of Assam over allegations of cow theft, the latest in a series of similar attacks across the country.
Senior Assam police official Mukesh Aggarwal said Monday that police have filed a criminal complaint and are trying to identify the members of the mob. No arrests have been made so far.
The attack took place Sunday in Nagon district when a mob accused the two men of trying to steal cows and began beating them with sticks and rocks.
Police in the district said that by the time they reached the scene the men were already in critical condition, and were declared dead at a hospital.