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Mob kills Indian on charges of abducting minor girl

world Updated: May 15, 2009 16:35 IST
Mob kills Indian on charges of abducting minor girl

An Indian man, accused of abducting a minor girl for organ transplantation, has been allegedly burnt to death by locals in southern Nepal.

35-year-old unidentified Indian national, who had arrived from India few days back, was first beaten by the angry villagers and then set on fire in Potaha village of Saptari district, which is witnessing rising incidents of child abduction, according to Nepal's Naya Patrika daily.

According to the daily, the man was luring the 11-year-old girl under the cover of a bamboo bush, when the villagers got hold of him. They suspect him of trying to take out the eyes of the girl for organ transplantation and thrashed him before burning.

The villagers look with suspicious eyes to any stranger coming to their village these days owing to rising child abduction cases, the daily reported.

On the similar charges, an Indian woman, some times back, was beaten to death by the locals in Janakpur area of Dhanusha district in southern Nepal, the daily said.

In Saptari village, six people including an Indian had been killed over the past few months on charges of child abduction.

The locals had recently arrested and handed over around 50 people to the police on suspicion of child abduction and illegal organ transplantation.