Dimapur: After barbaric lynching of a rape accused in Dimapur in Nagaland by a mob, high alert has been sounded in the neighbouring state of Assam for possible violence.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday condemned the lynching of the accused in Nagaland for allegedly raping a girl and termed the incident as “barbaric, heinous and inhuman”.
“The manner, in which the youth was dragged out of custody and killed brutally by a mob on the streets, is highly condemnable,” Gogoi said in a statement.
The opposition All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) too has condem-ned the incident as “unfor-tunate” and demanded a CBI inquiry into it.
The central government has also alerted neighbouring Assam and asked it to step up vigil so that no untoward incident takes place along its border with Nagaland.
Nagaland Chief Minister Zeliang told Gogoi that a probe into the incident has already been initiated and anyone found guilty would be punished.
One person, who was among the five injured in police firing on the mob, succumbed on Friday.
Meanwhile, three senior officials of Dimapur, including the SP and the Central jail chief, were suspended on Friday.
The situation in Dimapur, a Nagaland town, was stated to be tense but under control.