Mob drag alleged rapist from prison and lynch him

The battered man is beaten by the mob
The battered man is beaten by the mob

A mob overran a prison in north eastern India, dragged away and lynched a man accused of rape, police said.

Police Constable Sunep Aier said the mob overpowered security at Dimapur Central Prison in Nagaland yesterday.

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 yesterday'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.