Man identified as Hussain Ali (45), who hailed from Raikata Sandanpur of Hojai district has allegedly been lynched by the women of an Assam village, West Karbi Anglong district, on Thursday after he was caught molesting 2 women at the pretext of administering ‘traditional medication’ to them.
Allegedly, on July 1st, he had visited the village to ‘heal’ a woman who was blind in one eye. He had left after performing some rituals and said that he would be back.
Mrinal Talukdar, superintendent of police, West Karbi Anglong said, “On July 3, he went to the same house and after conducting some rituals took the woman’s 22-year-old daughter to a separate room to perform some more treatment, saying it will cure her mother’s blindness”.
After making the woman smell some substance that made her unconscious, Hussain Ali proceeded to rape her.
In fact, he went back the following day and raped a 16-year-old relative of the woman he had raped the previous day. “Ali turned up at the house again on Thursday…. Saying he needed to conduct the rituals again, he took a 16-year-old relative of the woman inside the house and raped her in a similar manner”, said Mrinal Talukdar, superintendent of police, West Karbi Anglong.
According to Assam Tribunal, Hussain Ali received grievous injuries and was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries eventually. The SP informed the media that a case has been registered in this connection.