“Not rape but consensual sex” says Nagaland Govt

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Nagaland government has conveyed to the Centre that Syed Sarif Khan, who was lynched by a mob in Dimapur last week, did not rape the girl who accused him of assaulting her but they had consensual sex twice.

In a report to the Home Ministry, the state government said Khan had given a statement to police after his arrest on February 24 that he had paid Rs 5,000 to the alleged rape victim after they had sex twice.

According to the report, Khan had also told police that the girl went with him on her free will and had demanded more money from him after the sexual encounters which he had refused. FIR of rape was filed soon after.

The Nagaland government also said that investigation into the case was still going on and on the basis of medical examination and forensic evidence, the case could be taken forward.

The medical examination of Khan and alleged rape victim had been conducted after the incident of was reported.

Forensic evidences collected from the alleged rape victim and Khan have been sent to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory in Guwahati for obtaining expert opinion. (Source: Press Trust of India)

GOVT. DENIES REPORT

The Government of Nagaland has denied the reports that the accused Syed Sarif Khan had not raped the college student in Dimapur.
Chief Secretary Pankaj Kumar in a statement issued late evening said that “the attention of the State Government of Nagaland has been drawn to news items appearing in certain sections of the media implying that the report sent by the State Government to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India in connection with the lynching of late Syed Sarif Khan on March 5, 2015 in Dimapur holds that there was no rape”.

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