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NEW DELHI – Police say a mob overran a prison in northeastern India, dragged away and lynched a man accused of rape.
Police Constable Sunep Aier says the mob overpowered security at Dimapur Central Prison in Nagaland on Thursday. The crowd then seized the rape suspect whom they also accused of being an illegal migrant from Bangladesh and killed him.
In recent years, India has seen an outpouring of anger against sexual violence that is pervasive across the country. But Thursday's killing was also likely linked to tensions in Nagaland over an influx of migrants from Bangladesh.
Several local groups blame the migrants for taking away their land and jobs and have been protesting in recent weeks.