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India charges 42 people over Nagaland mob lynching

Published:Monday | March 9, 2015 | 2:20 PM

Police in India say they have charged 42 people in connection with the lynching of a suspected rapist who was taken from prison by a mob.

Syed Sharif Khan was stripped naked by the mob, beaten and dragged through the streets before being hanged in Dimapur, the main city in Nagaland state.

Hundreds of policemen have been patrolling the streets of Dimapur since the incident amid increasing tension.

A curfew was also imposed in the city on Sunday to maintain law and order.

The lynching happened in the midst of a controversy in India over the government's decision to ban a documentary about the 2012 gang rape and murder of a student in Delhi.