When the whole India United to seek justice for the Hathras Horror and the brutalities that she went through, a 65-year-old man was beaten up by locals situated in Kanshiram colony of Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur after he allegedly tried to sexually assault a 10-year-old girl on Saturday.
The locals handed him over the police later, following which charges were invoked against him under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The accused, identified as Israr, lives in the same neighbourhood as the minor girl. He lured her and her younger brother to his house by offering them biscuits when they were playing on Saturday. He tried to rape the girl but she managed to escape from his house and apprised her mother of the incident, according to the complaint filed by the girl’s father.
As the locals learned about the incident, they caught sexagenarian and roughed him up before handing him over the local police, reported Media.