Villagers thwart minor’s rape bid, beat accused to death

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JAIPUR: In an apparent anger against rape, a 40-year-old man was beaten to death when he was allegedly caught red handed while attempting rape to a seven year old girl in Gudia village under Sangaria police station area in Hanumangarh district of the state. The anger against him doubled as he was earlier a convict in a rape case of minor girl and had been in jail for almost 15 years.

According to the police, the man identified as Trilok Singh allegedly allured a seven-year-old girl on Tuesday afternoon to his house. Some of the villagers heard the screaming voices of a baby girl coming out of a room situated in the village. Expecting the worst people unlocked the gate and found caught the man while he was attempting rape to the minor girl.

“A group of at least 15 people rescued the girl and started thrashing the man. Since his past history also indicated that he was convict in rape case the anger was doubled of the public who started thrashing him with batons,” said a senior police officer of Sangaria police station.

The man went unconscious after the incident police was informed about it. “We reached at the spot and following the complaint lodged by the parents of the victim we had booked him under appropriate sections of IPC for attempting rape. Since he was seriously injured we got him admitted to the hospital after arresting him on record.”

“The hospital authorities told us that the man succumbed to the injuries in the hospital during the wee hours on Wednesday,” the officer added.

After the death of the accused his sister has lodged a case of murder against 9 persons. “We have also registered a case of murder against the persons whose names are mentioned in the FIR. A team has been constituted to nab the assailants,” the officer added.

Asked about the victim girl, the officer said, “She is fine and was saved by the people on time. However there is an injury mark on her right cheek.”

It may be recalled that brother of a rape victim had similarly thrashed the accused to death in Bhilwara district of the state early this week.

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