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Police arrest four more in connection with Dimapur lynching

On March 5, a mob broke into Dimapur Central Jail, dragged Khan out of jail and lynched him.

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Activists of the All Assam Goods Carrier Truck Drivers and Handiman Union staging a demonstration in front of Nagaland House. (Source: PTI)

Four more persons have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the lynching of a rape accused in Dimapur where authorities relaxed prohibitory orders for 12 hours.

Internet and SMS/MMS services, however, continued to be blocked.

Police said on Wednesday that four more persons were arrested on Tuesday for their alleged involvement in the lynching of Syed Sharif Khan by a mob on March 5.

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A total of 47 people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the lynching incident, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Kohima, Kakheto said.

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Internet and SMS/MMS services would remain blocked also, the ASP said.

However, shops, business establishments, schools, colleges and government offices were open as the prohibitory order was lifted from 6 AM to 6 PM on Wednesday.

Vehicles were plying on the road and large number of people thronged markets.

On March 5, a mob broke into Dimapur Central Jail, dragged Khan out of jail and lynched him.

Following the lynching incident, the Nagaland government had suspended the Dimapur deputy commissioner, Superintendent of Police and Superintendent of Dimapur Central Jail.