The government of northeastern India's Nagaland state has suspended three officials and deployed paramilitary soldiers two days after a mob stormed a high-security jail, dragged away a man accused of rape and then lynched him.

Police have launched a search for several men who mobilized thousands of people who broke into the jail in Dimapur city on Thursday and later beat the man to death.

The man had been arrested Feb. 24 on suspicion of raping a local woman.

Shops and businesses were closed in Dimapur on Saturday and paramilitary soldiers patrolled the city, which remained under curfew.

The killing of the rape suspect at the hands of a mob has caused concern across India, where there is increasing public anger over sexual violence against women.