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Posted at: Mar 8, 2015, 1:24 AM; last updated: Mar 8, 2015, 1:13 AM (IST)

Dimapur lynch victim’s body airlifted to Assam

Dimapur lynch victim’s body airlifted to Assam

All-Assam Muslim Yuva Parishad (S ) members protest against the lynching of a rape accused in Dimapur on Saturday. PTI 

Bijay Sankar Bora

Tribune News Service

Guwahati, March 7

The body of Syed Farid Khan, the rape accused who was lynched by a mob in Dimapur in Nagaland on March 5, was today flown to Assam in a helicopter.

Meanwhile, protests continued in Assam, especially in minority-dominated areas in the south Assam, against the alleged failure of the Nagaland Government in protecting people of Assam working/staying in Nagaland. Several effigies of the government were burnt in various parts of the state today.

Movement of goods-carrying trucks bound to Nagaland came to a halt in Assam from today in view of the indefinite “chakka bandh” declared by the All Assam Goods Carrier Truck Drivers Union and North East Truck Owners’ Association in protest against lynching of Farid Khan who hails from Bosla village of Karimganj district in south Assam.

Branded as illegal Bangladeshi immigrant in Nagaland, Farid is one of the six sons of late Siraj Uddin Khan who had served the Indian Army for two decades. His two brothers — Kamal Uddin and Jamal Uddin — are jawans in the Army, as claimed by his family.

The situation in the curfew-bound Dimapur town in Nagaland was described as “tense but under control” by Nagaland IGP Wabang Jamir. The medical report of the girl allegedly raped by Farid Khan was sent for forensic test, while her statements made before the police and doctors were being submitted before the inquiry commission.

Punish guilty: Centre

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday asked the Nagaland Government to take strict action against the people involved in the lynching of a rape accused.

Don’t spread rumours on social media: Nagaland CM 

Dimapur: Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang has warned social media users against spreading rumours that could stir up communal feelings and public unrest.  

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