Two rape and murder accused were lynched by a mob after dragging them out of a police station in Arunachal Pradesh Monday.
According to a report in The New Indian Express, the incident happened in broad daylight at Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh’s Lohit district.
The two deceased, identified as Sanjay Sobar (30) and Jagdish Lohar (26) from Assam, worked at a tea garden.
The mob brought Sobar and Lohar to a town square where they were bludgeoned with stones and other blunt objects. The furious mob even tried to set the bodies on fire but was stopped by a large police contingent.
On February 12, a minor girl had gone missing from a village falling under the Wakro police outpost in the district. On Sunday morning, two of her relatives spotted the girl dead in a jungle near Namgo village.
Arunachal Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) Sandip Goel told newspaper that Sobar and Lohar were arrested in connection with the case.
“Following their arrest, they were kept at the police station. A mob comprising several hundred people forcibly made their way into the police station and dragged the two accused out by overpowering the policemen. Later, they killed the duo,” the DGP said.
“The mob also attempted to burn the bodies but stopped by our personnel,” he added.
A similar kind of incident happened in 2015 in Nagaland’s commercial hub Dimapur, where a mob lynched a rape-accused after dragging him out of a central jail.