Two lynched for raping minor in Arunachal

An irate mob on Monday dragged two rape-and-murder accused out from a police station in Tezu town in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh and lynched them

A mob of almost 1,000 people attacked the police station and took away the two accused.The mob armed with machete, iron rods and bamboo stick and the accused. were taken to the town square where they were stripped naked and beaten to death.

"A mob consisting of at least 1000 people dragged the duo out of the lock up and dragged them to the local market", added the officer. Later, the police arrested Sobar and Lohar on suspicion of rape and murder of the girl.

In a tragic incident, a five-year-old girl who had been missing since 12 February was found raped and murdered at at Namgo Mismi village in Wakro circle.

Almost 11,000 cases of child rape were reported in India in 2015, according to the National Crime Records Bureau's latest figures.

The mob on Februry 19 dragged the two out of a police station and beaten to death. Later, the mob dumped the bodies at the road intersection and dispersed. Following the search the police launched a massive search for the culprits, and arrested Sobor and Lohar on Sunday morning. A mob of almost 1,000 people attacked the police lockup and took away the two accused. Her severed head was recovered on February 17 from a Tenjpani tea garden. "Some policemen have also sustained injuries in the attack", said Apur Bitin, DIG (Eastern Range), Arunachal Pradesh police. As per the reports, after killing the duo, the people fled from the area before the police could reach the spot.

Terming the incident as "unfortunate", Arunachal CM Pema Khandu ordered a police inquiry and said,"We are citizens of great country who abide by the law enshrined in constitution". The incident took place on Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh.

Three police personnel, including the Tezu station in-charge, have been suspended and the SP was transferred, a press release said.

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