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Indian mob kills man accused of rape

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NEW DELHI (AFP) – Two people were arrested after an angry mob beat to death a man accused of raping an eight-year old girl on the rural outskirts New Delhi yesterday.

The man identified as Jitendra was set upon by a crowd after being accused of assaulting the girl in Ghaziabad district.

Police said the man was dragged out from his house and beaten to death.

Police were also investigating the alleged sexual assault as part of their inquiries.

Vigilante justice is not uncommon in India, and those accused of rape have been attacked or paraded through the streets naked as punishment.

In February, two men suspected of raping and murdering a five-year old girl in northeast Indian state were dragged from a police station and murdered by a mob.

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