news Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 05:30

|The News Minute | March 12, 2015 | 11:51 a.m. IST |

The alleged rape case that led to the mob lynching of Sarifuddin Khan in Dimapur on March 5 has the Nagaland government now claiming in a new report that the incident "appeared to be a case of consensual sex".

According to The Indian Express and other media outlets, the local police had registered a case of rape against Khan and were waiting for forensic results. The state government’s report to the Union Home Ministry added that the investigation was ongoing.

However, the inspector-general of police, Wabang Jamir, said they were “not privy to any such report”.

“We maintain that it’s a rape probe,” Jamir told the Express.

The report by the government narrates the sequence of events which contains Khan’s claim that he paid Rs 5,000 to the woman after having “consensual sex” with her.

A senior official from the Home Ministry is also quoted telling the newspaper that the two reports had been sent by the state government and that the first mentioned test samples were being sent for further analysis.

The second, and the latest report has Khan’s version of the story in which he claims that the woman was a sex worker who asked for more money, and when Khan refused, she threatened him with rape.

Khan was with the police for a day after which he was sent to Dimapur Central Jail, from where the mob reportedly broke him out.

Read more at: Dimapur lynching: It was ‘consensual sex’ not rape, says Nagaland govt report

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