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WATCH: Alleged rape victim says lynched man offered her $110 to keep quiet

Two days after the rape accused was thrashed to death by angry mob in Dimapur, northeast India, the alleged victim has spoken about the incident for the first time.

She said the accused, Syed Farid Khan, had offered her 5,000 rupees (S$109.69) to remain silent about the incident.

She told NDTV:

"The accused person was my neighbour... It was only after the incident...
"He told me, he gave me the money to keep silent...I took the money and gave it at the police station." 

Second hand car dealer Syed Farid Khan, 35, was accused of raping a 20-year-old Naga woman on February 23 and 24 at different locations.

 

 

Police arrested him on Feb 25 and he was sent to judicial custody.

The Nagaland government has arrested 14 people who were part of the mob that lynched the rape accused.

Authorities handed over the body of Khan to his family on the Assam-Nagaland border yesterday (March 7).

Khan's brother Jamal Uddin Khan claimed that his brother was framed in the rape case, citing how the medical examination of the girl who had alleged rape indicated that there had been no sexual assault.

There were also a number of questions raised over the events leading to the lynching, such as the police not confirming the whereabouts of the alleged rape victim and initial claims that Syed Sarif Uddin Khan was an illegal Bangladeshi immigrant.

Sources: India Today, NDTV

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