Arunachal Pradesh mob sets rape accused free, beats them to death, tries to burn bodies
In a rerun of the Nagaland Jail Break, two inmates accused of rape and murder of a minor girl, were lynched by an angry mob in Arunachal Pradesh which also tried to set the two ablaze on Monday.
The mob that reached the police station in Tezu demanded that the two accused be handed over to them.
When the police refused, the mob attacked the inmates' cell and dragged the two inmates out where they were beaten up by the mob.
The mob also reportedly tried to set the accused on fire. However, they were stopped by authorities.
The two inmates are accused of raping and murdering a 5-year-old girl on February 12 in Namgo village.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu has ordered a probe into the mob lynching.
A similar mob lynching had taken place in Dimapur, Nagaland, in March, 2015, after a man was arrested on rape charges following which a mob had dragged him out of the jail premises and had beaten him to death.
(With inputs from Manoj Kumar Dutta and Yuvraj Mehta)