Police in India suspended after lynching of Muslim man
IMPHAL, India (AP) — Four Indian policemen have been suspended after a video on social media showed them failing to help the victim of a mob lynching.
Authorities say the officers were suspended on Sunday, three days after a mob beat a Muslim business-school graduate to death near Imphal, the capital of Manipur in northeastern India. The video shows police standing around the man as he lay in a field.
Imphal police official Jogeshchandra Haobijam says five suspected attackers have been arrested.
Police in western India came under fire in July for failing to help a Muslim cattle trader who had been severely beaten by a mob of Hindu villagers. The man later died.
Such attacks have been on the rise in India since the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party took power in 2014.