A mob pelted a district court in south Mizoram's Lunglei town with stones after they found that a man, accused of murdering a boy of their locality, was not brought there for production, the police said.
The group surrounded the court premises and pelted stones smashing window panes of offices of judges who were still inside. Lunglei Sub-Divisional Police Officer D Laldingngheta said two persons were injured when police personnel baton charged them to control the situation.
A group of people from Zohnuai area in Lunglei congregated near the court premises to see a man who was recently accused of murdering a boy from that locality, the SDPO said. They got furious after coming to know that a judge was holding a camp court inside the district jail, where the accused was lodged, to hear the case apprehending violence. The mob is still surrounding the court premises while the judges and magistrates were stranded inside either their offices or in court rooms, Laldingngheta said.