India police make arrests following last week's lynching of a rape suspect

India police make arrests following last week's lynching of a rape suspect
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Police in India have arrested 22 people in connection with last week’s lynching of a rape suspect. The individuals have been charged with

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Police in India have arrested 22 people in connection with last week’s lynching of a rape suspect.

The individuals have been charged with rioting.Investigating officers say they are struggling to identify those directly responsible for the murder of 35-year old Syed Farid Khan.

He was dragged from Nagaland state prison by a mob and beaten to death. It’s alleged he had repeatedly raped a 19-year-old woman

The lynching follows an outpouring of anger in India over violence against women which grew in force in 2012 with the fatal gang-rape of a young student in New Delhi.

However ethnic tensions may have also been a factor in Khan’s murder.

His death coincides with a controversial government ban of a documentary about the New Delhi rape. The film was supposed to have been broadcast Sunday night but the Indian authorities said it has what’s described as “objectionable content”. The film called India’s Daughter features an interview with one of the men convicted of the rape.

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