The alleged rapist of a nine-year-old girl was beaten to death by an angry mob in Jalandhar on Sunday, according to police. The accused, identified as 39-year-old Pappu Kumar, who worked as a migrant labourer, was caught raping the girl in Rama Mandi area of Jalandhar on Sunday.
Speaking to the news agency PTI, police said Kumar lived close to the girl's house and lured her to his house with intent to rape. When the area residents heard the girl screaming, they rushed to the spot and found Kumar raping her.
"The mob soon gathered at the spot and Kumar was beaten with whatever people could lay their hands on. When the police came to know about the incident, he was rushed to the hospital where doctors declared him as brought dead," Jalandhar's Assistant Commissioner of Police (Central) Harsimrat Singh said over the phone.
"The medical examination of the girl was being conducted," Singh added. The girl's parents are also migrant labourers by profession.
ACP Singh said two separate cases have been registered - one pertaining to the rape and another one about the man being beaten to death. "Further investigations are under progress," Singh said.