A 39-year-old man was lynched to death for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl in Punjab's Jalandhar district on Sunday, June 2.
The accused, Pappu, was reportedly drunk when he barged into the girl's house. At that time, the girl's parents, who hail from Nepal, were at work.
The neighbours were alerted by the girl's cry and entered the house to find her profusely bleeding. The accused was also inside the house. He was then thrashed by the mob.
Both the girl and the accused were rushed to a nearby hospital. Pappu was declared brought dead on arrival.
A case has been filed under section 376 (rape) of the IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act. The police identified Pappu through his Aadhaar card and are trying to contact his family. He used to live alone in Jalandhar.
The police are yet to file a case over Pappu's death.