A 35-year-old man was paraded naked on Sunday evening, 1 December, by locals for trying to rape a four-year-old girl at her house in Pardi area of Nagpur in Maharashtra, police said.
Locals thrashed the accused, Jawahar Vaidya, tied his hands with a rope and paraded him naked on the streets before handing him over to the police, an official said. Vaidya works as a daily cash collection agent for a co-operative society bank in the city.
"“Vaidya visits the house of the girl everyday for collecting cash. Finding the girl alone on Sunday evening, he tried to sexually assault her. Suddenly, the girl’s mother returned home and raised an alarm, following which her neighbours rushed to the spot.”" - Official
As the word spread, locals gathered at the spot and thrashed Vaidya before handing him to police.
A case was registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act at Pardi police station.
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