Nagaland lynching: Police Report submitted to Union Home Ministry

Dimapur, March 09: The Nagaland police on Monday submitted a report to the Union Home Ministry in connection with the barbaric lynching case that sparked protests and tensions in the state. The ministry had sought the report of the case in which a rape accused was dragged out of a jail, humiliated, stripped naked, and beaten to death without mercy by the mob on March 5.

The situation in Dimapur remained tense, but under control. Till now 42 people have been arrested so far in the case. Earlier, five officials including District Collector, Superintendent of Police, and chief of the Dimapur central jail were suspended.

In the report, police claimed that the mob broke into the jail despite the restriction by the police. No major step was taken against the mob to avoid the casualty as women and children were in the crowd that dragged the rape accused out of the Dimapur central jail on March 5. 

The mob delivered the instant justice by parading the accused in public; he was tortured and beaten to death.

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