Nine-Year-Old Girl Raped in Jalandhar, Netizens Hail Suspect's Lynching

© AP PhotoActivists of the Communists Party of India (CPI) burn an effigy representing the rapists convicted in the Dec. 16, 2012 gang rape in a moving bus in New Delhi, in Hyderabad, India.
Activists of the Communists Party of India (CPI) burn an effigy representing the rapists convicted in the Dec. 16, 2012 gang rape in a moving bus in New Delhi, in Hyderabad, India. - Sputnik International
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Police have been deployed to the civil hospital where the victim remains in critical condition. She was brutalised to such an extent that she had to be treated with deep internal stitches, a police official said.

New Delhi (Sputnik): A nine-year-old girl has been raped in the Indian city of Jalandhar and is currently at a hospital in critical condition.

According to police, the girl's father found her unconscious when he returned home from work. She later told him about what happened and that the perpetrator was their neighbour Pappu Kumar, a 39-year-old man.  

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(File) Indian students shout slogans during a protest against the latest incidents of rape in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 - Sputnik International
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Just as the agitated father barged into Kumar's shanty and found him lying on the floor in an inebriated condition, a furious mob also gathered there and lynched Kumar.

After media outlets reported about it, the incident sparked a huge outcry on social media.

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​A police official has meanwhile said that a case has been opened against the people involved in the mob-lynching.

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