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Guwahati(web team/PTI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday condemned the lynching of an Assamese youth in Nagaland for allegedly raping a girl and termed the incident as “barbaric, heinous and inhuman”.
“The manner, in which the youth was dragged out of custody and killed brutally by a mob on the streets, is highly condemnable,” Gogoi said in a statement. Read more on this,
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday condemned the lynching of an Assamese youth in Nagaland for allegedly raping a girl and termed the incident as “barbaric, heinous and inhuman”.
The opposition All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) too has condemned the incident as “unfortunate” and demanded a CBI inquiry into it.
“The manner, in which the youth was dragged out of custody and killed brutally by a mob on the streets, is highly condemnable,” Gogoi said in a statement. He termed the act as “barbaric, heinous and inhuman” and said that no one could take law unto their hands and stern action must be taken against those involved in the “heinous crime”.
At the same time, the Chief Minister said the alleged crime committed by the youth is equally condemnable but law should have been allowed to take its own course. Gogoi also said that the incident has been taken up at both Chief Ministerial and Chief Secretary levels.
Meanwhile, opposition AIUDF President Badruddin Ajmal said the incident was “unexpected and unfortunate”.
“The incident has created a communal tension in Dimapur. Shops, business establishments and mosques are being vandalised now. We demand a CBI inquiry into the incident,” he said in a statement. He also said a delegation under the leadership of party MP Radheshyam Biswas will be sent to Nagaland to discuss the issue with the state government.
Besides, the party demanded an ex-gratia of Rs 25 lakh to the deceased and sought security to Assamese people in Nagaland, the statement said.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked a full report from the Nagaland government after an angry student mob managed to break out alleged rapist Syed Farid Khan from Dimapur Central jail in Nagaland and lynched him to death, say reports.
“We have sought a report from the Nagaland government about the incident and how a mob entered a jail and pull out an inmate,” a Home Ministry official said.
The Centre has put high alert on Assam and additional forces from Assam have been sent to Dimapur in order quell any violence thay may arise again, the reports added.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday assured that necessary action would be taken against the lynch mob that swept into the Dimapur Central Jail. “Necessary action will be taken against the perpetrators of the incident. Instructions have been given to the concerned officials. We have also provided adequate security there,” Rajnath Singh said. The incident has been condemned by political leaders, who have urged people not to take the law into their own hands and keep their trust in judicial proceedings. Read more
Chief Minister TR Zeliang had earlier said to a news channel that a committee will probe if there was security lapse, says Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang. Brushing off certain media reports that said that Khan was handed over to the rampaging crowd by the security forces, Zeilang said that the mob managed to overpower the them.
Dimapur Director General of Police has said to the channel that several arrests have been made based on the video footage. He added that the police is trying to identify attackers.