According to police, four people have been also arrested for assaulting the accused and making him wear the garland.
Saharanpur: A man, accused of raping an eight-year-old girl, on Sunday was allegedly thrashed and paraded by locals with a garland of shoes around his neck in Uttar Pradesh's Deoband, the police said.
Four people were also arrested for assaulting the accused and making him wear the garland, they said.
The incident took place on December 7, when she went to attend her uncle's marriage. Ravi, a resident of Hasimpura village, who was also at the function, raped her there, Superintendent of Police (Rural) Vidyasagar Mishra said.
He left the girl in a bus hired for the marriage and fled, the officer said.
The girl's health deteriorated on reaching home after which her family came to know about the incident. They then lodged a police complaint, the SP said.
Mishra said that the girl has been referred to a higher centre for treatment as her condition had further deteriorated.
On Sunday, Ravi was caught by villagers from a bus stand and thrashed. He was also paraded with a garland of shoes, he said.
Four people have been arrested for assaulting Ravi and making him wear the garland, the SP said.