Man lynched in Manipur on Suspicion of Vehicle Theft

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Imphal, Sep 14: Tension is prevailing in Thoubal district in Manipur after a 26-year-old Muslim man was lynched to death on suspicion of being a motor vehicle thief.

Farooq Khan was attacked by a mob at Tharoijam ,who also torched the car in which he and two others were travelling.. He succumbed to his multiple injuries at the spot,sparking fears of Hindu-Muslim tensions, Police said.

 Muslim organisations are demanding a thorough probe by the government, contending that the victim was innocent.

 Police have registered the case and said they have taken steps to ensure the crime does not have a communal spillover.

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