New Delhi, April 8: Hyderabad police on Sunday said that a labourer was beaten to death by villagers for allegedly raping a minor girl in Nizamabad district. The angry villagers have beaten culprit with sticks. Briefing the incident, police said that the incident happened in Donkeshwar village. The accused identified as Sayanna has entered victim house when she was alone. He raped the minor girl and fled from there. Later when her mother returned from work victim narrated the whole incident to her.

Knowing about the misdeed, victim’s mother and other family members along with villagers caught hold of accused and beat him with sticks very badly. The villagers later took him to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police said that two cases were registered under relevant sections of the IPC in connection with the sexual assault on the minor girl and the killing of the man.

In recent times sexual abuse among children has become common in India. It is believed that every second child faces emotional abuse. This issue should be given national importance. Although there are laws and policies made for children but nothing credible has emerged out of it. There should be a larger movement to ensure the safety of children in the country.

(With agency inputs)