A 31-year-old man, who was beaten by a crowd for professedly raping a minor, passed on at a healing facility, police said today. The man, who purportedly raped a 11-year-old girl and had taken her objectionable photos on his telephone, was locked his room in a house where he was staying as a tenant before being assaulted by a crowd on Saturday, they said.
He passed on at the Shillong civil hospital yesterday. “We have captured the house proprietor and father and sibling of the minor for impelling the vicious assault on the blamed at Nongkseh territory in upper Shillong region,” East Khasi Hills area SP Davis Marak said.
The fierce assault on the man occurred after the girl’s sibling told his relatives that he had seen revolting photographs and recordings of his sister in his cellphone, he said.
The SP said two policemen were likewise harmed while they were attempting to protect the man from the crowd.