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  1. Nagaland incident: CM promises action against culprits of rape accused lynching

Nagaland incident: CM promises action against culprits of rape accused lynching

Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang on Friday assured his Assamese counterpart Tarun Gogoi that those behind the lynching of a rape case...

By: | Guwahati | Updated: March 8, 2015 12:48 PM
lynched, nagaland news, nagaland, rape, rape accused, rapist In this Friday, March 6, 2015 photo, members of a mob raise their hands to take photographs of a man, top center, accused of rape after he was lynched and hung in the city landmark Clock Tower in Dimapur, in the northeastern Indian state of Dimapur. Several thousand people overpowered security at Dimapur Central Prison in Nagaland on Thursday, and seized the rape suspect, whom they also accused of being an illegal migrant from Bangladesh. They pelted him with stones and beat him to death, said police Constable Sunep Aier. (AP)

Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang on Friday assured his Assamese counterpart Tarun Gogoi that those behind the lynching of a rape case accused in Dimapur will be punished.

According to a press release issued by Gogoi’s office, Zeliang assured that necessary action would be taken against the perpetrators who pulled out an alleged rapist from Dimapur Central Jail and lynched him yesterday.

“In a telephonic conversation, Nagaland Chief Minister Zeliang told CM Gogoi that a probe into the incident has already been initiated,” it said.
Zeliang said a thorough investigation into the matter will be conducted and anyone found guilty will be punished accordingly.

“CM Zeliang also assured that if there were lapses on part of the officials, then necessary steps would be taken against them too,” the statement added.

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