Another case of mob violence has come to the fore in the region with the latest incident coming in from Nagaland.
A mob thrashed and paraded an accused rapist around the town of Longleng yesterday after he was apprehended by the locals. The accused rapist had allegedly raped a 15 year old minor on July 27 after taking her to a secluded place and then raping her while threatening physical harm.
When the victim’s family came to know of the incident, the matter was reported to relatives and the apex women organization of Longleng town. The Phom Women Association apprehended the accused yesterday. The accused was handed over to the police only after he was thrashed and paraded around the town by the enraged women folk and local public.
The accused, identified as Longya Phom, is now under police custody. Reports claim medical examination of both the accused and the victim has confirmed that the rape happened. Sources add that the accused has confessed to his crime and a case has been registered in this connection.