Dimapur lynching incident: Police arrest 18 people, Nagaland-Assam border remains tense

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 08 March 2015, 01:52 PM

At least eighteen persons have been arrested in connection with the lynching incident in Dimapur even as protests against the killing continued to rock many parts of the state today.

Police said the arrests were made after going through the mobile video clippings of the incident.

Protests against the lynching were reported from different parts of the state, including Karimganj, and a strict vigil was being maintained to prevent any untoward incident.

The body of rape accused Syed Farid Khan was taken to his home town of Karimganj in Assam yesterday after it was handed over by Nagaland authorities.

Khan had been arrested on charge of raping a woman in Dimapur on February 24 and remanded to judicial custody in the Dimapur Central Jail the next day.

On March 5, a mob broke into the jail, dragged him out, stripped him naked, beat him up, pelted him with stones and dragged him behind a motor cycle with a rope tied around his waist for seven kms towards the centre of Dimapur town when he died from his injuries along the way.

The mob then hung his body at a clock tower.

First Published: Sunday, March 08, 2015 10:50 AM
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