Recently, two men accused of raping a 17-year-old girl were paraded naked through the streets of Yingkiong, a town in Arunachal Pradesh, India with their hands tied behind the back as women slapped them.
Police Deputy Inspector General John Neihlaia said, it seems the public did such a thing before handing the two to the police.’
He added, the teenage victim agreed to go out with one of the men after befriending him on social media, but claimed he and three of his friends raped her.
After they were finished the men allegedly dropped her home about 2am and the brave girl went to the police the following morning.
Inspector General Neihlaia said ‘Meanwhile, the victim’s relatives and neighbours caught two of the accused and handed them over to the police.’
Police are still on the hunt for two other suspects who are believed to be in their twenties.
Furious residents in the state of Arunachal Pradesh have several times rounded up alleged rapists and humiliated them in similar fashion. Last month the alleged rapist of an eight-year-old girl was paraded through the town of Daporijo, but other incidents were more violent.
About 1,000 people last month stormed a police station in Tezu, grabbed two men accused of the rape and murder of a five-year-old girl, and killed them in the town’s marketplace. A day later, a crowd of almost 900 people ransacked the police station at Yingkiong in protest that a man accused of raping a five-year-old girl was moved to another district.