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Main accused in Assam lynching case arrested

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Guwahati : Police in Assam on Wednesday arrested the main accused in connection with the lynching of two Guwahati-based youths in Karbi Anglong district who were mistaken to be child abductors. Assam Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia said Alphajoz Timung was arrested in a village near the area of Panjuri Kachari where Nilotpal Das and Abhijeet Nath were killed by a mob on the night of June 8. “We have arrested Alphajoz. He had been hiding there since the night of the murders,” Saikia said.