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Woman beats man to death after he raped her 5-year-old daughter

By Mason White 11:08 AM March 6, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
A woman was furious when he learned that an acquaintance raped her 5-year-old daughter.

However, rather than calling the police and have him arrested, the mother beat him to death, according to police in India.

The woman in Jharkhand, armed herself with an iron bar and beat the man to death after he raped her five-year-old daughter, police said. The incident took place at Latma colony, about 20 kilometers from Ranchi.

The incident began when the mother went to work and left her daughter home alone. While she was home, Arjun Tamba, 27, came to the house and allegedly raped the girl.

When the mother returned home from work, her daughter told her about the sexual assault. The mother quickly picked up an iron bar and went to Tamba’s house. Once there, she beat him to death.

When police arrived the woman did not try to escape, instead, she surrendered to police. The body was sent for a post-mortem examination. Last year, more than 750 cases of rape were reported in the state.