Aizawl: A 35-year-old Myanmarese national, suspected of raping and murdering a five-year-old girl on Monday was lynched by an irate mob near here on Tuesday in the second such incident in just over three weeks in Mizoram, police said.
Police said the girl belonging to Muallungthu village near here was lured by Henry Vanneichung of Chungling village in Myanmar's Kalemyo district on the pretext of taking her to her mother who was fetching firewood from the nearby jungle.
Tipped off by the victim's friend, the villagers sent a search party in and around the village as the girl did not return home even after her mother returned to the village at around 5:30 pm on Monday.
The villagers found the battered body of the victim this morning near the village and forensic reports indicated that she had been raped before being killed.
The Muallungthu village search party received information that the suspect was detained at nearby Sateek village and rushed to Sateek where the accused was lynched by an angry mob.
Vanneichung succumbed to his injuries while being brought to Aizawl Civil Hospital by the police.
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