Mumbai, July 16: In a shocking incident from Virar, a watchman was allegedly stripped and assaulted by a group of residents for molesting a six-year-old girl. According to a Mumbai Mirror report, the man was made to parade in the neighbourhood. West Bengal Shocker: 4-Year-Old Boy Stripped, Burnt with Hot Khichdi After He Asked For Extra Egg at Aanganwadi Centre in Murshidabad.
The incident of assault reportedly took place, when the minor was returning home from tuitions, the watchman followed her and assaulted her on the stairs. The girl went and complained to her mother, who then with the help of other society members went and attacked the watchman.
They hit him with belts and chappals and then stripped him. A video of the incident was recorded, after it went viral, police took action. They have registered a case against the watchman. An official quoted in the report says that if the watchman decides to report against the assault which he had faced, an FIR will be lodged against those who stripped the watchman.
With the rising incidents of crime against women and minor girls, people have become agitated and in the heat of the moment, often think they will punish the wrongdoer. However, these sudden mob attacks often may lead to the death of the accused.