Serial rapist beaten with golf clubs after being released from prisonBy Mason White 4:28 PM September 1, 2015
By: Tanya Malhotra
A serial rapist was beaten to near death by three thugs after being released from prison following his conviction of rape, police in Sweden said.
Overtornea police said that they have arrested the three suspects, all about 20 years old, after being accused of beating 43-year-old Niklas Lindgren with golf clubs.
According to the police investigation, Lindgren was beaten in the head outside his home on Saturday. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where doctors were able to save his life.
The suspects all deny the alleged assault.
The suspects are well known to the police and have been previously convicted of various offenses, including assault, car theft, drunk driving and possession of weapons and drugs.
Lindgren was jailed for 9 years after being convicted of raping several women. In two of the offenses, he also tried to kill his victims.
Lindgren was arrested after police found DNA evidence on one of the women. He was released on parole last month. Lindgren was ordered to attend weekly meetings as part of a formal rehabilitation program for sex offenders.
He was also ordered to stay in close contact with his probation officer.