Nagaland govt asks CBI to investigate mob killing of rape suspect

Kohima: Nagaland government has recommended CBI inquiry into the March 5 Dimapur lynching case, Chief Minister T R Zeliang said on Thursday.

Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang
Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang
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.

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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.