A man, who attempted to rape a minor girl in Uttar Pradesh, was thrashed by the villagers. The incident happened in Hardoi district, where the angry villagers thrashed him, shaved his head and garlanded him with slippers before handing him over to the police.
According to an ANI report, the accused has been identified as Balbhadra alias Mastana. Giving details of the incident, the victim’s mother said, her daughter was playing outside the house when Balbhadra tried to molest her.
Hardoi Superintendent of Police, Vipin Kumar Mishra, said that a middle aged man was trying to molest a minor girl, who was later caught and beaten up by the villagers.
Mishra further informed that the accused has been arrested and a case has been registered against him.
In another incident on August 20, a 16-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by eight men, including a policeman the head-man of her village in Ballia district, UP.
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The girl’s father, the police said, died of shock after hearing about the matter. The family has alleged that the village pradhan, who was among the culprits, had filed the complaint and softened the charges – instead of a case of rape, the police have filed a case of molestation.
“We have lost confidence on the police. As our father died after this incident, we were busy. Nobody asked us anything. The pradhan filed the complaint,” said the girl’s elder sister.
The family says there is a long-standing dispute over land with the Pradhan, Pradeep Yadav. The constable, 38-year-old Dharam Raj, has been suspended from his job and arrested. He has been accused of molestation, according to a NDTV report.