For the next time, you say Indians master the art of tolerance, think about 19th February 2018 when a crowd of around 1000 natives beats the life out of the two accused rapists in Arunachal Pradesh. Sanjay Sobor (30) and Jagdish Lohar (25) were accused of molesting and slaughtering a 5-year-old girl child on 12th of February. Her body was found naked and beheaded in a tea garden 5 days later to the incident.
The accused were arrested on Sunday and were produced in court, followed by their undertaking in police custody. Sobor was being reported of confessing the crime of raping and then killing the child and the weapon being possessed by his partner. In the noon, the duo was dragged out of the police station by the agitated mass, were beaten to the last breadth in Tezu town of Arunachal Pradesh and their bodies were dumped in the market area, as being reported.
“The incident took place at 12:05 pm. A mob of nearly 1,000 people attacked the police lockup and took away the two accused. Some policemen have also sustained injuries in the attack,” said the DIG (Eastern Range) Apur Bitin to the Hindustan Times.
A case has been filed for murder against unknown people and an investigation has begun. 3 policemen of Tezu police station have been suspended for the offense of incapability of stopping the mob while a superintendent of police of Lohit district has been transferred. The chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu termed the rape and murder of a child as “barbaric and inhuman” and said that it was “unfortunate” death of the accused rapists, as being reported by the HT.
If the incident is ‘What you sow, so shall you reap’ for the accused, then it shall surely be applied to the mob as well. No matter how wrong their deeds were, but still nobody has the right to decide. Judicial system is the supreme power and the only one to punish. But then is our system so impotent in punishing the wrongs that the nation has to look upon it themselves?