A man was paraded through the streets naked but for his underpants for allegedly raping a student and getting her pregnant. The mob justice was caught on camera by an eyewitness with a smartphone in the town of Eluru in the West Godavari district of south-eastern India’s Andhra Pradesh state.
The teacher, named only as Rambabu, 38, was reportedly beaten up and stripped before being marched along a busy road to a police station.
The mob claimed the English teacher had raped a student in Class 10 – making her 15 or 16 – and then given her abortion pills after getting her pregnant.
The girl’s family noticed when she started bleeding heavily. She reportedly told them the teacher had been sexually harassing her for two years.
Relatives of the girl and their friends caught the teacher, beat him up, stripped him and paraded him semi-naked through the streets to a police station.
‘He is a teacher and lured a Class 10 student with the promise of good marks and raped her. He made her pregnant,’ one of the men is heard saying in the video.
‘She almost died of bleeding. We took her to hospital. Once we found out, we could not spare him.’
On arrival at the police station, cops gave the man a shirt and towel to cover himself before bringing him in for questioning.
Rambabu reportedly told cops: ‘They called me to talk and then 15 people beat me up mercilessly.’
However, the teacher was arrested after reportedly admitting the allegations.
So far police have taken no action against the mob for taking the law into their own hands.