A man accused of trying to rape a teenage girl is in a critical condition after locals hacked off his genitals with a meat cleaver in a butcher shop.
After hearing terrified screams, an angry mob took the law into its own hands and dragged Suresh Kumar, 40, into a butchers in the city of Ganganagar, India.
He was found down an alley, pinning the terrified girl against a wall.
Following a community meeting, the vigilantes decided to drag him to a local butcher’s shop where they beat him with sticks for an hour, before chopping off his genitalia with a meat cleaver.
The remains were then dumped in the middle of the road with Kumar’s bleeding body nearby.
Local Aamir Dhawan, 30, said: “No one went to help the man because they could see his penis on the ground and knew this was punishment for a sex crime.
“We have had a lot of intolerable offences against women in this country recently, with girls being raped, hung, and molested, and it’s time it stopped.
“This sends out a very strong message to anyone like that – if you do it you will be punished.”
Police have called for those responsible to come forward.