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NEW DELHI – A man, who was thrashed by the mob for allegedly attempting to rape a minor, has died from his injuries at a Delhi hospital.

Police said the man – identified as Golu – lured the girl, who had gone to have snacks at a roadside eatery, to a deserted spot near Sanjay Lake in Pandav Nagar area of East Delhi on Thursday night.

When the girl did not return home, her mother started looking for her. When the woman along with some locals reached the spot, they allegedly found the accused forcing himself on the girl.

Then the mob attacked the accused with stones and sticks. They kept hitting him until he fell unconscious, a police officer told NDTV.

The alleged molester was rushed to Lal Bahadur Shastri hospital and later referred to GTB hospital, where he died during treatment. His body has been handed over to his family.

Police have not been able to identify those who beat up the man.

His family has alleged that he was killed by a group of persons for resisting a robbery. The police, however, have refuted the allegation.

Golu, who hailed from Basti in Uttar Pradesh, lived in Shashi Garden area near Pandav Nagar. He was addicted to alcohol and drugs, according to the police.