Mob lynches 2 men accused of raping, killing minor in Arunachal
Itanagar: A mob barged into a police station, dragged out two men accused of raping and killing a minor and then lynched him on the streets in a town in Arunachal Pradesh's Lohit district, police said on Tuesday.
The two had been arrested for the alleged rape and murder of a five-year-old girl at Namgo village in the district, the police said.
The mob yesterday overpowered the police personnel at the Tezu police station and pulled the two accused -- Sanjay Sobar and Jagdish Lohar of Assam -- out of the lockup.
The crowd then stripped the men, dragged them through the streets and beat them to death, the police said.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu has ordered a police inquiry and also a magisterial probe into the incident.
The body of the girl, who had been missing since February 12, was found near a tea garden, a few kilometres from the village, on Sunday.
The police claimed the two accused had confessed to the crime.
Three policemen including the in-charge of the Tezu station and a woman sub- inspector were suspended and the SP was transferred for their "inefficiency" in dealing with the matter, an official release said here on Tuesday.