Angry mob lynches rape accused to death in Bihar

The rape accused was identified as Mohammad Sagir, a native of Hasanganj Bazar under the Hasanganj police station.
The rape accused Mohammad Sagir was tied to the tree and lynched to death. (Representative Image)
The rape accused Mohammad Sagir was tied to the tree and lynched to death. (Representative Image)Yumi Kimura from Yokohama, JAPAN (Wikimedia Commons)

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.

Mob justice in India in the 21st century gives a very grim picture of law and order. (Representative Image)
Mob justice in India in the 21st century gives a very grim picture of law and order. (Representative Image)IANS

"He initially took the girl to his house and then to an isolated place to commit the crime. While raping her, the victim cried for help. Meanwhile, the mother of the victim also woke up and started searching for her child in the village. Soon, other villagers also started searching and they reached the crime scene after hearing the cries."

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)

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