Dimapur (Nagaland): A couple of days after an alleged rapist was lynched in Nagaland's Dimapur on Thursday, some striking claims have been made.
Medical reports of the woman who had filed a rape complaint against the deceased do not suggest sexual assault, claimed the brother of the deceased, an NDTV report said.
"Is the Nagaland government running a jungle raj? The girl who filed the rape complaint was my brother's wife's cousin. Nagaland police have said that the medical reports say she was not raped," Jamal was quoted as saying by NDTV.
He further said that his brother was made a scapegoat. "There are multiple members of our family serving in the Army. How could they have killed him claiming he was Bangladeshi? My brother was made a scapegoat."
On the other hand, the rape victim has claimed that the accused had given her a hush-up money of Rs. 5000.
"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," NDTV qouted the woman.
Describing what had happened leading to the assault, she told NDTV, "On the night of February 23, the co-accused called me to have some snacks together. He told me that he was alone so I decided to go with him. Later I found that he was not alone, but with the man accused. I told him I won't go but the co-accused told me that everything is okay when I am with him."
"The co-accused on the pretext of meeting his friend went away...the accused then started off the car and took me to an isolated area...he raped me twice inside a hotel room," she added.