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Rape accused lynching case: Normalcy returns to Dimapur

Normalcy on Tuesday returned to Dimapur town with authorities lifting prohibitory orders imposed in the town in the wake of lynching of a rape accused.



Dimapur: Normalcy on Tuesday returned to Dimapur town with authorities lifting prohibitory orders imposed in the town in the wake of lynching of a rape accused.

However, Internet and SMS services continued to be blocked.

Prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC have been lifted from Dimapur town from 6 AM till 4 PM, DIG (Range, NAP) Liremo Lotha, who is officiating as Dimapur SP in the wake of the suspension of the SP after the lynching incident, said.

Shops, commercial establishments opened in the day and people in large number thronged the market to buy essential commodities, police said.

School, colleges, educational institutions and offices were also open, they said.

43 people have so far been arrested in connection with lynching incident and "police are on the job to nab all those who were involved," Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Dimapur Kakheto said.

The ban on Internet and SMS/MMS services was in force today.

Suspension of Internet and SMS/MMS services would continue for another 48 hours, Lotha had said last night. Internet and SMS/MMS services were blocked from Saturday night after videos related to the lynching of the rape accused in Dimapur surfaced on the net.

The lynching incident was raised in Lok Sabha yesterday with Congress MPs from Assam saying that the incident was a "failure" of the Nagaland government.

The incident was also raised in the Assam Assembly yesterday.

From Zee News

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