02 February 2019
Keonjhar: Taking law into their hands, a youth accused of raping a divyang girl was allegedly beaten to death by locals here on Friday. The deceased was identified as Ganesh Pingua.
Reportedly, Ganesh had raped a disabled girl in her house when her parents were away for work. The girl’s mother immediately informed the villagers when she came to know about the incident. Mob justice prevailed as irate locals nabbed the youth, held him hostage by tying him to a tree and thrashed him mercilessly.
On intimation, cops from Bamebari police station rescued the youth and rushed him to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. A probe into the incident is currently underway, while four persons have been detained in connection with the attack and murder of the youth.