A lynch mob chopped off the genitals of a 40-year-old man with a meat cleaver in Ganganagar, in India’s northwestern state of Rajasthan, after they caught him trying to rape a teenage girl, The Mail Online reported.
The locals responded to the girl’s cries for help and found the man, whose name is Suresh Kumar, pinning the victim against a wall. A lynch mob quickly formed and dragged the rapist to a butcher’s shop where they beat him up with sticks for an hour and then castrated him. The severed remains were thrown on the street outside the shop and the bloodied Kumar was left nearby.
A witness — Aamir Dhawan — said that no one “went to help” the castrated man, because they knew that he was being punished for a “sex crime”. He added:
We have had a lot of intolerable offenses against women in this country recently, with girls being raped, hung, and molested, and it’s time it stopped. This sends out a very strong message to anyone like that — if you do it you will be punished.
The police, however, saw the incident differently and are looking for those responsible for the castration, because people can’t take the law into their “own hands”.
1. Suresh Kumar is left bleeding and in shock after being beaten and castrated after locals in Ganganagar, in India’s northwestern Rajasthan state, caught him trying to rape a teenage girl.
A police spokesman added:
As deplorable as these crimes are, law and order has to be maintained, and not lynch justice. We ask those men who carried out this attack to hand themselves in before we find them.
Kumar was taken to a hospital and his condition has been described as critical. The attacked girl was being treated for shock, and provided counseling.
2. Kumar, right, has visible scratches and abrasions to his face, after being beaten with sticks.
3. Kumar, who is now in a critical condition in hospital, covers himself up, as angry locals watch on.
4. Kumar, middle, is stripped naked and awaits his fate, as locals record the punishment he is about to face.
Source: The Mail Online.
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