In a shocking incident, a 26-year-old man was beaten to death by local residents on September 13 after he was accused of stealing a vehicle in Manipur’s Imphal West district. Farooque Khan is an MBA graduate from Lilong Haoreibi in Thoubal district. He was attacked by a mob when he was in a car with two others. The mob even destroyed the car.
All the accused have been booked under IPC 302 (murder), 117 (abetting commission of an offense by public or by more than 10 people) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention). Superintendent of Police, Jogeschandra Haobijam said that 13 people were involved in the crime and only five have been arrested. He assured that the remaining would be nabbed soon.
The two others with Farooque had managed to flee the scene, said police. In the video below, it can be seen that Farooque asked for water and the locals standing around him said, “You have come all the way to steal so why are you asking for water?”
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He is my frn he is doing of MBA in banglore his name is farooq (furkan)has become a victim of mob lynching on 13th Sept @ Tharoijan MANIPUR INDIA and he was tortured inhumanly for few hours before we want to justic sir @NBirenSingh @rajnathsingh pic.twitter.com/cmDZBNBf3V
— shaha shah (@shahaa440) September 14, 2018
A joint action committee (JAC) formed by residents of Lilong Haoreibi said that Farooque is an MBA graduate and was out to meet a friend. He was also an entrepreneur, who had a restaurant and had recently taken a loan under a government scheme to expand his business. He came back to Manipur in 2016 after completing his MBA.
Rehman, a member of the JAC, said, “They kept on hitting him even after he was dead as you can see from the videos. He was mocked by the attackers while he breathed his last.” “The duty of the police is to enforce the law and maintain order. The culprits were arrested for their involvement in attacking the youths. It is up to the court to decide whether the arrested persons are guilty or not,” Manipur DIG Jayanta Singh said.