Dimapur mob lynching case: Nagaland government recommends CBI probe

PTI
Published Mar 19, 2015, 7:45 pm IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:38 am IST
Dimapur police has so far arrested 55 people in connection with the case
Khan, who hailed from Karimganj district of Assam, was arrested on the charge of raping a college student in Dimapur. (Photo: PTI)
 Khan, who hailed from Karimganj district of Assam, was arrested on the charge of raping a college student in Dimapur. (Photo: PTI)

Kohima: Nagaland government has recommended CBI inquiry into the March 5 Dimapur lynching case, Chief Minister T R Zeliang said on Thursday. The decision was taken by the cabinet at a meeting held here last night, Zeliang told PTI. A mob had broken into Dimapur Central Jail on March 5, dragged out the rape accused Syed Farid Khan, stripped him naked, paraded him down the road and lynched him.

Khan, who hailed from Karimganj district of Assam, was arrested on the charge of raping a college student in Dimapur on February 24 and remanded in judicial custody the next day.

 

Read: Nagaland mob lynching: No rape but consensual sex, state government tells Centre

Dimapur police has so far arrested 55 people in connection with the jail break and lynching of the rape accused while photos of 34 other suspects involved in the incident have been released. The photos were collected from clippings of the lynching incident obtained from various sources, the police said.

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