The place where they were attacked is close to a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) camp.
This followed hours after villagers beat to death a garment-seller in Mohanpur in West Tripura district for similar reasons.
AGARTALA: A man assigned to dispel rumours about child lifters was lynched by villagers, who, ironically, took him to be a child thief, at Kalacherra Bazaar in South Tripura district late on Thursday night.
Local youths attacked them on suspicion of their being child thieves," SP (South Tripura) Jalsingh Meena said.
Sukanta Chakrabarty (33), who had been moving from village to village asking people not to get swayed by rumours over a loudspeaker, was caught and beaten to death.
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