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Nagaland govt recommends CBI probe into Dimapur lynching case

The Nagaland government on Thursday recommended a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the recent Dimapur lynching case.


Nagaland govt recommends CBI probe into Dimapur lynching case

Kohima: The Nagaland government on Thursday recommended a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the recent Dimapur lynching case.

On March 5, a mob of over 1,000 people had broken into a jail and lynched rape accused Syed Farid Khan.

Following the incident, curfew was imposed in the town and SMS and MMS services were blocked to prevent spread of rumour.

While a preliminary medical examination of the woman, who had filed the rape complaint against Khan, had confirmed rape, a report submitted to the Centre by the state government had said that charges of rape against Khan were not established conclusively.

Media reports following the incident had claimed that Khan was an illegal Bangladeshi migrant, but it was later found that he hailed from Badarpur town in Assam's Karimganj district. He belonged to a family of Army men. While one of his brothers died in the Kargil war, another brother is still serving in the Army's Assam regiment.

Nagaland Police had later set up a Special Investigation Team to look into the case and arrested several people for their involvement in the mob violence.

(With Agency inputs)

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