DIMAPUR, Sept 19 - A mob tried to break open the Kohima district jail on Wednesday assuming that Yuireingam Ronra Shimray and Ringthingchon, the two accused in the murder of Nagaland police inspector Neiphretuo Metsie-o, were lodged there.
Sources said the situation was brought under control by the police and district administration. The mob reportedly damaged a jail vehicle and two motorbikes parked outside the jail.
Yuireingam was arrested in Guwahati on Monday while his female accomplice Ringthingchon was held in her native village Lunghar in Ukhrul district of Manipur on Sunday. They were brought to Nagaland on Tuesday.
Metsei-o, who belonged to Nagaland armed police 5th battalion, went missing on September 7 after he left Kohima to his place of posting at Pfutsero in Phek district. His body was found in a forest between Lasumi and Zapami village on September 15.
The 37-year-old cop�s body was found by a search team of police and villagers with a bullet wound on the head and his limbs tied.
On March 5, 2015, a mob broke open the Dimapur central jail, dragged out a rape accused Syed Farid Khan and lynched him. The mob tied up the man and dragged him for seven kms, thrashing him along the way. He succumbed to his injuries while being dragged.