A 43-year-old man was beaten to death by villagers for allegedly molesting a girl at Bangalidahi in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha.
Tutu Singh was attacked with sticks on Sunday night by angry villagers who alleged that the man abused a minor girl.
The man, who was dumped in a critical condition, was found dead on the roadside in the village, Dhiren Chandra Nanda, sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) of Betnati said.
A case of murder was registered in Baisinga police station against some villagers, he said. One person was arrested, while two other accused were on the run, he said.