Meghalaya: 4 Convicts Who Escaped Prison, Lynched To Death By Locals

Five officials of the jail were suspended after questions arose as to how the convicts were able to escape from the prison.
Four convicts were lynched to death in Meghalaya after they escaped from prison | REPRESENTATIVE
Four convicts were lynched to death in Meghalaya after they escaped from prison | REPRESENTATIVE

In an unsettling incident, four convicts who jumped imprisonment, were identified and beaten to death by locals in Meghalaya on Sunday.

The incident took place at the Shangpung village in the Jaintia Hills district of the state, around 70 kilometers from Shillong at 3 pm today.

According to reports, a total of six convicts had fled from prison yesterday. While one of them had gone separately, the remaining five were part of a group.

They were identified by local residents of the village today after which a mob surrounded them and thrashed them in full public view.

Out of the five, one was able to escape, while the other four died after being thrashed by the angry mob.

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Police have taken cognizance of the matter and initiated an investigation, officials informed.

However, they are yet to ascertain how many people were involved in the incident and are yet to identify any suspects in the case.

Officials further informed that the four victims had been in jail after being convicted in cases of theft, rape and murder.

Meanwhile, as many as five officials of the jail were suspended after questions arose as to how the convicts were able to escape from the prison.

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