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Man accused of raping, murdering minor, lynched by mob in Jharkhand

Jharkhand

Jharkhand, June 30: In Jharkhand’s Dumka district, a 30-year-old Mithun Hansda accused of raping and murdering an 8-year-old was killed ferociously by the enraged mob.

He was tied up with ropes to a tree and thrashed mercilessly by angry villagers early Thursday. The incident took place in Thadihat village under Ramgarh police station.Jharkhand“Hours after the body of an eight-year-old girl, Sonamuni Marandi, was discovered, the villagers suspected Hansda to have raped and killed him. The girl had gone missing from a wedding ceremony a day ago,” said Roshan Gudiya, the DSP of Ramgarh.

The bodies of the girl and the lynching victim have been sent for post mortem. Over twenty people are booked for murder. All the accused are currently absconding, said police.

 

 Wefornews Bureau

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