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Karnataka: 6-year-old girl raped in Belagavi; residents thrash accused outside court

Sunil Balu Baynaik (26), who was accused of allegedly raping a six-year-old girl in Karnataka's Belagavi was thrashed by a mob on Thursday (December 12) evening outside the local court

Belagavi: While the nation has come close on the heels of the brutal gang rape cases in Hyderabad and Unnao, a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped near Belagavi, Karnataka on Wednesday (December 11) evening. 

The accused, Sunil Balu Baynaik (26), a private passenger tempo driver and resident of Kadoli village, was arrested from his residence the following day by Kakati Police.

When the accused was produced before the court, angry locals broke the security cordon and thrashed him. However, the police escorted the accused to safety.