Guwahati(web team): The body of alleged rape accused Syed Sarif Uddin Khan was taken to his home town of Karimganj in Assam on Saturday after it was handed over by Nagaland authorities and today he was buried by offering Janaza (Islamic last ritual). Khan had been arrested on charge of raping a woman in Dimapur on February 24 and remanded to judicial custody in the Dimapur Central Jail the next day.
Members of All Assam Muslim Yuba Parishad (S) protest against the mob lynching of a alleged rape accused in Dimapur
On March 5, a mob broke into the jail, dragged him out, stripped him naked, beat him up, pelted him with stones and dragged him behind a motor cycle with a rope tied around his waist for seven kms towards the centre of Dimapur town when he died from his injuries along the way.The mob then hung his body at a clock tower.
News Agency PTI added :
At least eighteen persons have been arrested in connection with the lynching incident in Dimapur even as protests against the killing continued to rock all over Assam today.
Police said the arrests were made after going through the mobile video clippings of the incident. Protests against the lynching were reported from different parts of the state, including Karimganj, and a strict vigil was being maintained to prevent any untoward incident.