A 26-year-old man, Farooq Khan of Thoubal district, was mob lynched on being suspected of vehicle lifting in Imphal on Thursday. A car used by the victim too was destroyed by the furious mob present in the situation. The police report that 13 people had attacked the victim and all of them are to be arrested soon.
At a time when the mob lynching issues are being tried to be controlled and prevented in our country, there are repeated such heartless incidents are heard more so often from the various parts of the country now. The young man beaten to death by a group of people in Imphal on Thursday too is a similar case of inhumane acts wherein the guilt of the victim is not proved yet. The mob beat the young man only in the suspicion of being involved in vehicle lifting. However, the other two people found with the victim managed to escape the scene.
The police when interfered into the situation and arrested the people involved in mob lynching, locals of Tharoijam attacked the Patsoi police station and demanded the unconditional release of the arrested persons. There are more chances of clash and riot in the area as the protesters attacked and injured the station in charge.