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Thousands of people kidnap rapist from police holding cell and kill him

By Mason White 11:22 AM March 8, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A man was beaten and killed after he was arrested for raping a woman.

Police said that thousands of people in India, stormed the police station to kidnap the man who was accused of rape.

Many participants have taken photos and videos of the beating. Some of the videos, which have since gone viral, show the man being stripped naked before being tied up and mercilessly beaten to death in front of a huge crowd.

The victim was identified as 35-year-old Syed Farid Khan, who is said to be an illegal immigrant from Bangladesh.

Police Constable Sunep Aier said that the crowd overpowered the security guards in the central police station in Dimapur, Nagaland.

Police were reluctant to use deadly force to rescue the victim as a large number of students came to protest the rape.