GUWAHATI – A 40-year-old man has been allegedly beaten to death in Assam’s Hojai district on suspicion of stealing cattle, an official said on Sunday, adding six persons have been arrested in this connection.

The incident took place on Saturday midnight at Bamungaon neighbourhood in Lanka in Hojai district.

The deceased has been identified as Hifzur Rahman. He was a resident of Bamungaon village.

An official at Lanka Police Station said they received a call about the incident at around 2.40 a.m. on Sunday, following which a police team rushed to the Bamungaon region.

Police later found the victim’s unconscious body and shifted it to a nearby hospital.

According to the doctors, he passed away after he was brought to the hospital.

The police said the body was sent for a post-mortem on Sunday morning.

Police said that Hifzur’s family members filed a complaint on Sunday.

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