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Furious over rape & murder of girl; mob lynches two men in Arunachal

Thus, as the searches were intensified, the girl's body and severed head were found at a tea garden in the village

Furious over rape & murder of girl; mob lynches two men in Arunachal

The rape and murder of a five year old girl had caused enough furore in the Arunachal Pradesh’s Tezu on Monday that a mob armed with sticks and rods stormed inside police station and killed the two accused of the heinous crime.

It need be mentioned that the mob is said to be of around 1000 people and easily outnumbered the local police staffers.

Sources informed that it was on February 12 that a five year old girl went missing from Namgo village in Wakro revenue circle in Lohit district.

Thus, as the searches were intensified, the girl’s body and severed head were found at a tea garden in the village.

Police during investigations arrested on February 18, Sanjay Sobor (30) and Jagdish Lohar (25), were arrested by the police for raping and killing the girl.

On Monday morning, residents of the victim’s village went to the police station in Tezu (headquarters of Lohit district) demanding to hand over both the accused to them.

When police personnel refused to honour their demand, they forcefully entered the police station, dragged out the two accused and beat them to death.

No arrests have been made so far in regard to the killing of two men.

Chief minister Pema Khandu condemned the rape as “barbaric” and the lynching as “unfortunate”.

The incident brought back the memories of brutal mob lynching of a rape accused man in Dimapur, Nagaland in 2015.

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