A 23-year-old boy was allegedly beaten to death by a girl’s family for sexually assaulting a minor.
Police said the boy allegedly sexually assaulted the four-year-old girl on Wednesday night at Kabar village under Bhabua police station in Kaimur district.
The sister of the boy has filed a complaint against the girl’s family under Sections 302 (murder) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), HT reported.
One of the accused has also been arrested in this connection.
In counter complaint, the girl’s mother has also filed a case against the deceased and his sister, superintendent of police (SP), Dilnawaz Ahmad said.
The case was registered under Sections 376 (rape) of the IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act with woman police station at Bhabua.
Police said the deceased allegedly lured the girl on the pretext of giving her money and took her to the village school where he assaulted her.
Later, the injured girl informed her family about the incident, following which, the angry family members barged into the man’s house, brutally assaulted and killed him, police said.
The body of the boy, which bore multiple signs of assault, has been sent for autopsy, said police.