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.