A 25-year-old man, accused of allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl, was lynched to death by some people in Ghaziabad on Friday night. Condition of the minor was stable, police said.
Police have identified the accused and filed a case against 12 people. The deceased has been identified as Jitender Kumar.
The locals caught the accused and had beaten him to death. Kumar, a labourer succumbed to his injuries on the way to the hospital, police said.
“My daughter returned home crying and was bleeding from private parts. When I asked her, she told me what had happened to her," said the victim's father.
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After beating Kumar mercilessly the locals informed the police. After the arrival of police, he was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival.
"After the investigation, it was revealed that around 12:30 am on Friday night, Kumar had dropped her wife at the function venue, and told her that he would drop the girl back to her home. Later, Kumar allegedly raped her inside his house and threatened to kill her if she disclosed it to her family," said Arvind Maurya, Superintendent of Police (Ghaziabad Rural).
Police stated that the minor was raped, as confirmed by the doctors. "The doctors stated that Kumar's cause of death was severe head injuries," said Maurya.
A couple of FIR’s have been filed, one by the family of the deceased and one by the family of the minor vitim.
"We have registered an FIR against the deceased for raping the girl on the basis of a complaint filed by the victim's family while the deceased's wife has given a complaint against 12 people, including the victim's brother for killing her husband," said Maurya.