Dimapur lynching: It was ‘consensual sex’ not rape, says Nagaland govt report

The rape victim's medical examination also indicated that she was not raped.

By: Press Trust of India Written by Vijaita Singh | New Delhi | Updated: March 12, 2015 2:37 am
The Dimapur Central Jail: Getting away with murder. The Dimapur Central Jail: Getting away with murder.

THE controversy over the alleged rape of a woman in Dimapur that led to the lynching of the accused by a mob has taken a dramatic turn with the Nagaland government informing the Centre that it “appeared to be a case of consensual sex”.

The state government, citing feedback from the accused Syed Arif Khan’s interrogation, has told the Union Home Ministry in a report that “Khan did not rape the woman”. However, the report adds that investigations are still on into the woman’s complaint and that the police were awaiting forensic reports.

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When contacted, Wabang Jamir, IGP (Range), Nagaland, said that investigators were not aware of the government report and were still treating the case as one of rape. “We are not privy to any such report. We maintain that it’s a rape probe,” Jamir told The Indian Express.

The government report, while narrating the sequence of events in the case, points out that Khan told police after his arrest on February 24, a day after the alleged rape, that he had paid Rs 5,000 to the woman after they had “consensual sex” twice.

“The state government has sent two reports on the case so far. Even in the first report, they did not conclusively say that it was a case of rape. They said that though they had registered a case, they had sent the exhibits to Central Forensic Laboratory in Guwahati for expert opinion,” a senior Home Ministry official said.

“In the second report, they have quoted Khan’s interrogation report and said it appeared to be a case of consensual sex,” the official added.

According to the latest report, Khan told police that the woman allegedly demanded more money from him, which he refused. He alleged it was then that she complained to police about having been raped, the report says.

Khan was in police custody for a day before he was sent to Dimapur Central Jail. On March 5, a mob broke into the jail, dragged him out and beat him to death.
(With inputs from Smita Nair/Dimapur)

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    sumi tuccu
    Jul 19, 2016 at 7:06 pm
    only god knows the teuth he has a right judgment at the end of the day .
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      Rahul Gandhi
      Aug 16, 2015 at 4:45 pm
      rape terrorists hafeez saeed
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        confusedAAPian
        Mar 11, 2015 at 7:52 pm
        Funny , how a girl has to balance even in a rape case. Not too resisting to be killed but enough resisting to give medical proof of r@pe.
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          sunny
          Mar 11, 2015 at 9:37 pm
          it was a comepletly politicaly motivated murder women had already accepted she took 5000 rupees
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            Ajit
            Mar 11, 2015 at 5:37 pm
            Even the cabbie in the Delhi rape incident claims the was consensual! the statement of the accused doesn't absolve him for the crime; no one agrees to having committed crimes. This is , the girl said she was given money to keep quiet and she went straight to the police station.
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              amit
              Mar 12, 2015 at 1:00 am
              MY DEAR U R NOT INFORMED.LOOK AT THE CCTV FOOTAGE THEY BOTH R CHEKING IN THE ROOM TOGETHER.WIL SHE GO THERE TO GET RAPED.EVERYBODY KNOWS WHY MEN AND WOMEN BOOK HOTEL ROOMS.
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                Anand
                Mar 11, 2015 at 8:53 pm
                A person is innocent before proven guilty. This is an unbelievable tragedy.
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                  ANS
                  Mar 11, 2015 at 5:39 pm
                  are u a moron or u dont undrstand english. how can the accused talk he was dead,murdered by the crowd like you,and police says medically there is no evidence of rape,shame shame on u ugly beasts
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                    James Pandian
                    Mar 12, 2015 at 1:57 pm
                    Oh, My My Nagas.. They are pain in my where I live they treat non- locals as a piece of . Particularly, UG tax collectors who demand tax from Non- locals. If the amount is not given they resort to Kidnapping, Hurling bombs , verbal abuse, slap on your face, public humiliation, kicking us right in front of every one similar to Mob lynching for no rhyme or reason. They are barbaric beast, fascist Christian bigots who want to eliminate us for the greater cause of Nagalim.
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                      Biltu
                      Mar 11, 2015 at 8:52 pm
                      SINCE YOU STATE WITH CERTAINTY THEY WERE PIMPS. YOU MUST BE A PIMP YOURSELF .
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                        Biltu
                        Mar 11, 2015 at 9:15 pm
                        YOU MEAN SOME ONE LIKE YOU WHO MIGHT WANT TO RAPE AND GET AWAY WITH IT BY SAYING IT WAS CONSENSUAL.
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                          Wanmai
                          Mar 11, 2015 at 9:28 pm
                          WTF!! Whenever a person is found innocent, they try to search for as much reasons to make him guilty. But in this case, the accused is innocent because he says so???
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                            sarit
                            Mar 11, 2015 at 5:27 pm
                            Now, BBC and Filmmaker Leslee Udwin should take the responsibility of provocation in killing the innocent guy and destroying the future of the young guys arrested for lynching..
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                              DA
                              Mar 13, 2015 at 2:03 pm
                              This was a "secular" rape. Lot of stuff that would be considered rape, is consensual under Sharia.
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                                khan
                                Mar 11, 2015 at 6:48 pm
                                Although the act even if it was censensual it was shameful but it doesn't mean a mob should take law into their own hands n kill the accused and also so called victim () should also b punished for misleading n misuse of law n punishment as strict as life imprisonment or hanged till death should b rewarded since a death has took place in between
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                                  Hirendra Doodhiya
                                  Mar 16, 2015 at 12:05 pm
                                  The Mob attacked the man without knowing the truth, I also don't know the true story or what's the truth but.. The words of women are treated as truth in this sarcastic society. There are Laws which should be followed. Common people should not have gone on the instinct that the "women are always victims"(sarcastic society), there can be other side of the story too. So let the investigation be completed and if the people think that investigation is not going properly then people can protest non-violently. If the man was the culprit he should have been punished but think if he was innocent then....???
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                                    indian avkn
                                    Mar 12, 2015 at 6:26 pm
                                    again another fake news......
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                                      ktt
                                      Mar 12, 2015 at 1:12 pm
                                      In this case the other angle appears to be the man was trapped by the girl with or without the help of her accomplices. In this case another angle states that the man was raped by the girl and blackmailed.
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                                        john
                                        Mar 11, 2015 at 5:03 pm
                                        This news should be on the front page of every news paper. Media does not give enough coverage to the accused proven innocent. That does not help an innocent man to clear his name from rape stigma
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                                          ng fk
                                          Mar 11, 2015 at 9:07 pm
                                          ur 1 fkg pimp ..... if u dunno literally speaking den u can strt doing so ....:) haha
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                                            ng fk
                                            Mar 11, 2015 at 9:15 pm
                                            ur 1 of dem mayb dey pay u Rs.50 to sell ur w bloodline ....
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