Mob lynches child rapist
Tension prevailed at Birhana locality of Wazirganj after a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered by a neighbour.lucknow Updated: Nov 27, 2007 19:15 IST
Tension prevailed at Birhana locality of Wazirganj after a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered by a neighbour on Tuesday morning.
Enraged local residents lynched the accused, Shiv Mohan alias Sillu (33), and even attempted to set his house on fire after ransacking it.
Earlier, the accused, a carpenter, had been jailed in a rape case and was presently out on bail.
Ratnesh Sharma, a gym instructor, informed the nearby Pandeyganj police outpost about his missing daughter at around 9 am after looking for her in the neighbourhood for an hour.
An hour later, an anonymous call led the police to the accused Sillu. Following interrogation, the accused took the police to his house where the body of the girl, whose neck was slashed, was recovered.
On discovering the body, a mob of about 100 people thrashed the accused until he fell unconscious. The critically injured accused was later taken to the Balrampur Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Pandeyganj Police outpost in-charge C.D. Saroj also suffered injuries while trying to save the accused from the mob’s wrath. However, rape has not been confirmed in the post-mortem examination said Chiranjeev Sinha, circle officer.