Indian Mob Breaks Into Jail, Beats Rape Suspect to Death
In an unusual public raid in India, thousands stormed a jail and dragged out a rape suspect before beating him to death on the streets, authorities said Friday.
The 35-year-old suspect, who was described as an illegal immigrant from Bangladesh, died from severe injuries before officers could rescue him, said L.L. Doungal, a police official in the remote Nagaland state, where the attack occurred Thursday evening.
“There were thousands of them. Many of them were students in uniform,” Doungal said, referring to the mobs involved in the incident.
The suspect was accused of raping a local woman last month.