Mob torches house of suspected Manipur rapist

      Irate mob burnt down the house of a person suspected of raping and murdering an 18-year-old woman, in Manipur's Keirao District. The victim Okram Tamphasana, wife of Chinglensana alias Naocha was found murdered inside a paddy field at Keirou Langthrei Loukon on October 20. Her body is reported to have been recovered with visible symptoms of rape and several injury marks from a blunt weapon on her head. Angry residents after getting to know that the suspected murderer was absconding burnt down his house. "Culprit won't be spared easily. We have burnt down his house because he had raped a girl and afterwards brutally killed her," said Kamala Devi, a resident. They say they will outcast the family. The agitated mob stopped only when the fire tenders and the local policemen arrived at the spot. "We are here to give protection to the people. As mob has already gathered, we need to take up necessary precautions so that the violence doesn't spread further," said S. Lalmohon Singh, sub-fire officer.

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