SHOCKING pictures show a crowd of thousands storming a prison and dragging a man accused of rape naked through the streets before beating him to death.
BRUTAL: The alleged rapist was beaten by the angry mob who took photos of the attack on mobile phones [AFP/GETTY]
The violent mob overpowered security at Dimapur Central Prison in Nagaland, north eastern India and seized the rape suspect.
They pelted him with stones and beat him to death, according to police constable Sunep Aier.
The man had been arrested on suspicion of raping a local woman on February 24.
ANGER: The man was dragged naked through the streets amid rising anger over sexual violence in India [AFP/GETTY]
VIOLENT: The man had been arrested on suspicion of raping a local woman on February 24 [AFP/GETTY]
His naked and bloody body was dragged through the streets where many of the crowd took photos on mobile phones.
The attack comes after mounting anger across India over the levels of sexual violence against women.
On Wednesday, a vicious rapist provoked fury when he blamed his victim for the brutal rape that led to her death.
FURY: Protesters have taken to the streets in outrage over high levels of sex attacks on women [GETTY]
Unrepentant Mukesh Singh said his 23-year-old victim Jyoti Singh would still be alive today if she hadn't resisted the horrific sex attack.
But police said the killing on Thursday was also likely linked to tensions in Nagaland over an influx of migrants from Bangladesh.
Several local groups blame the migrants for taking away their land and jobs and have been protesting in recent weeks.
Source:UK Daily Star