The accused of the rape of a minor in Bihar's Katihar district was lynched by a mob early on Thursday, police said.
The accused was identified as Mohammad Sagir, a native of Hasanganj Bazar under the Hasanganj police station.
The police said that the victim, a 9-year-old girl, was sleeping with her mother inside the house when the accused reached there and took her away silently.
Investigating officer, Bihar Police
The villager nabbed the accused red-handed, tied him to a palm tree, and brutally assaulted him.
"When we heard about the incident, we immediately went there and rescued the accused. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he died. Sagir was a serial rape offender. He was arrested on the same charges and served a jail term in the past," the IO said. (KB/IANS)