Villagers tie 3 gang rapists to tree, thrash black and blue

Baripada: In a case of mob justice, three gang-rapists were caught and thrashed by villagers in Thakurmunda of Mayurbhanj district late last night while trying to flee after raping a woman whose husband is dead.

The local police reached the spot this morning after receiving information and rescued the three accused.

Sources said the three youths allegedly forcibly entered the woman’s house last night and raped her.

While escaping the crime scene, villagers caught hold of the trio and thrashed them mercilessly after tying their hands and legs.

The villagers alleged the trio was involved in child theft as well.