Rapists Beaten And Paraded Naked Through Town

CENPublished: March 28, 2018222 views
Published: March 28, 2018

This is the moment two men accused of raping a 17-year-old girl were paraded naked through the streets with their hands tied behind their backs as women slapped and beat them.

The incident was filmed by eyewitnesses with smartphones in the town of Yingkiong in the Upper Siang district of north-eastern India's Arunachal Pradesh state.

The alleged rapists were led through the town's streets by an angry mob before they were handed over to local police officers.

Police Deputy Inspector General John Neihlaia said: "It seems the public did such a thing before handing the two to the police."

He said the teenage victim had agreed to go out with one of the men after befriending him on social media but claimed she had been raped by him and three of his friends.

Deputy Inspector General Neihlaia added: "The girl was dropped back at her home at 2am. Her parents lodged a complaint with the police in the morning.

"Meanwhile, the victim’s relatives and neighbours caught two of the accused and handed them over to the police."

Police have launched a hunt for the other two men. All four are said to be in their early 20s.

It is the latest incident of its type in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in which mobs angered by alleged sexual crimes have taken the law into their own hands.

Last month, nearly 1,000 people stormed a police station in Tezu, grabbed two men accused of the rape and murder of a five-year-old girl, and killed them in the town’s marketplace.

One day later, a mob of nearly 900 people ransacked the police station at Yingkiong in protest that a man accused of raping a five-year-old girl had been moved to another district of the state.

And then a mob paraded the alleged rapist of an eight-year-old girl through the town of Daporijo before handing him over to the police.

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