Curfew clamped in Dimapur, 22 arrests made
A man walks passed a torched vehicle. Peace returns slowly as riots subside. (Source: AP)
Curfew was Sunday clamped in Dimapur town of Nagaland and 22 people were arrested in connection with the lynching of a rape accused, a senior police officer said.
Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) G Akheto Seema said curfew has been imposed in Dimapur town from 3 PM Sunday till 12 midnight to maintain peace.
The preliminary medical report of the woman allegedly raped by Syed Farid Khan, who was lynched, confirms that she had been raped, the ADGP said.
22 people have been arrested in connection with the lynching incident. The arrests were made since Saturday evening after going through the mobile video clippings during the incident and interrogation was on, he said.
Khan was arrested for raping the woman in Dimapur on February 24 and remanded in judicial custody in the Dimapur Central Jail the next day.
On March 5, Khan was dragged out of jail and beaten to death. He was Sunday buried at his native village in Karimganj district of Assam amidst tight security.
Source:: Indian Express