Mob kills rape accused in Bihar village

A youngster, accused of raping a teenage girl, was beaten to death by a mob in a village in Bihar`s Samastipur district on Wednesday, police said.

IANS| Last Updated: Jul 29, 2015, 18:42 PM IST

Patna: A youngster, accused of raping a teenage girl, was beaten to death by a mob in a village in Bihar`s Samastipur district on Wednesday, police said.

Villagers caught Lalan Paswan, who was trying to flee after allegedly raping a girl, in Belamegh village, about 100 km from here.

"Paswan, accused of raping a girl, was beaten to death by the mob in the village after the victim identified him," police officer Madhuresh Kumar said.

Claiming that their son was innocent, Paswan`s family members alleged that some villagers conspired and eliminated him.

Police said a case had been filed and investigation was under way.