Karbi Anglong Police have arrested two more persons in connection with the chilling mob lynching of Abhijeet Nath and Nilotpal Das, taking the total number of arrested accused to 43.
Police Wednesday night arrested Onda Mech @ Janna Mech and Longson Timung for their alleged role in lynching the duo.
#BREAKING | Two more arrested in connection with #Nilotpal and #Abhijeet lynching case; arrested accused identified as Onda Mech @ Janna Mech and Longson Timung. 43 accused arrested so far. pic.twitter.com/PEbllJqLff
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Police had earlier arrested 41 persons, five of them arrested within 24 hours since the shocking incident took place on the night of June 8 at Panbari village besides cornering the other accused.
Police had identified Alphajoz Timung as the main accused who, after picking up a fight with Abhijeet and Nilotpal, had spread rumours of the duo being ‘child lifters’ that led to the spine-chilling incident.
Alphajoz, who had been absconding for some days, was finally arrested in the wee hours of June 13.