In a horrific incident, one vegetable vendor was beaten to death in Assam by 5 people after a minor incident. The gruesome murder happened in Manahkuchi near Hajo in Assam, where Sanatan Deka was fatally assaulted by one Faizul Ali and his friends.
According to a report by Time8, Sanatan Deka from Teteliya villages used to work as labourer in a factory, but as the factory had shut down due to the lockdown, he had taken to selling vegetables on his bicycle to combat the financial difficulties.
While roaming on the streets of Hajo selling vegetables, Sanatan’s bicycle accidentally hit a bike where two persons Faizul Ali and Lajlil Ali was travelling. This angered Faizul and Lajlil, and they started beating Deka. They also argued with him over selling vegetables in the area. They were so infuriated by the minor dent on their car that they called more people to join the beating. Accordingly, three more persons, Shabir Ali, Yusub Ali and Firzahan Ali arrived at the spot and joined the assault on the man.
After gravely injuring Sanatan Deka, the culprits left the spot. In the below video, one can see the culprit escaping on his yellow Vespa.
Soon people in the area admitted him in the local hospital. But he succumbed to his injuries within an hour of being admitted.
Reportedly, Faizul Ali is the brother of an AGP leader. Hajo police have registered a case in the matter and started a probe. Police have also launched a search for the culprits.
Note: Article is updated with latest information available.