A mob kidnapped an accused rapist after breaking into a prison in India.
According to Mail Online, a “lynch mob” decided to take matters into their own hands by kidnapping the 35-year-old suspect from jail, beating him to death as they dragged him through the streets. The suspect had been accused of raping a female student “multiple times” in February.
“A mass protest rally against the rape was held at Dimapur this morning after which students and angry people forced into the district jail and managed to pull out the accused,” the Press Trust of India news agency said.
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The mob that kidnapped the accused rapist was also responsible for setting fires in the area, mainly where the suspect previously owned and operated two businesses. Homes were burned, as were nearby buildings. According to the Canada Journal, people in the crowd were seen cheering as the suspect — who was also accused of being an illegal immigrant from Bangladesh — was stoned, kicked, and punched, and left naked in the street for all to see.
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The mob wanted to bring the suspect to justice on their own, clearly unhappy with how these rape cases have been handled. Apparently, this has been an ongoing issue in the area, and people have resorted to violence to make statements heard loud and clear around the globe.
People had their phones out, and were taking photos and videos of the scene, which was chaotic and disturbing, to say the least.
According to Time Magazine, the suspect was identified as Syed Farid Khan. After he was beaten, he was reportedly dragged to the town’s clock tower where he was hanged to the sound of hundreds of protesters cheering.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, there is a documentary called India’s Daughter that has caused major controversy. The Indian government has banned the broadcast of the show, which “features misogynistic comments from one of the convicted rapists, along with his legal team.” The government has also requested that YouTube block the documentary, although some 100,000 people have managed to watch it online.
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