New Delhi (April 02, 2018): According to the Indian Police, an angry mob kills a man accused of raping an eight-year-old girl on the rural outskirts of New Delhi, two arrested.
The man identified as Jitendra was set upon by a crowd after being accused of assaulting the girl in Ghaziabad district, just 20 kilometres from India’s capital.Police were also investigating the alleged sexual assault as part of their inquiries, he added.
Vigilante justice is not uncommon in India, and those accused of rape have been attacked or paraded through the streets naked as punishment.
Cases can take years to drag through India’s courts and aggrieved parties have been known to take matters into their own hands.In February, two men suspected of raping and murdering a five-year-old girl in a remote northeast Indian state were dragged from a police station and murdered by a mob.
In 2015, a mob broke into a jail in another northeast state and murdered a man accused of rape.