Lynching episode: Prohibitory orders relaxed, Internet service still blocked in Nagaland's Dimapur

| Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 15:45
First Published |
Nagaland's Dimapur

Kohima: With normalcy returning to violence-hit Dimapur town, the authorities on Thursday relaxed the prohibitory orders, imposed in the wake of lynching of a rape accused on March 5, for 15 hours.

The prohibitory orders under section 144 crpc were lifted from 6 am today.

Although no fresh arrest could be made, Internet and SMS/MMS services continued to be blocked, officials said here.

Meanwhile, A total of 47 people have so far been arrested for their alleged involvement in the lynching of one person by a mob on March 5.

Shops, business establishments, schools, colleges and government offices were open and vehicles plying on the roads.

A mob that had broken into Dimapur Central Jail, dragged out rape accused Syed Farid Khan, stripped him naked and lynched him on March 5.

Khan, who hailed Karimganj district of Assam, was arrested on the charge of raping a woman in Dimapur on February 24 and remanded to judicial custody the next day.  

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