A man was thrashed and paraded with the garland of slippers by the villagers after he allegedly tried to rape a minor.
The incident happened in Hardoi district of India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh on 21 August, Monday. The girl's mother said her daughter was playing outside the house when the man tried to rape her. The suspect fled the scene, but was soon caught by the locals, who then thrashed him and beat him with slippers.
The villagers also paraded him with garland of slippers before handing him over to police.
A case against the man has been lodged and an investigation is underway. Vipin Kumar Mishra, superintendent of police, said that the man has been identified as Balbhadra.
Incidents of mob justice and public shaming are not new in India, where more than 57 rapes are reported every day, according to a Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) analysis of reported cases between 2001 and 2013.
On 12 July, a person named Shankar Rathod was punished by a mob in south Indian state of Karnataka for allegedly molesting a girl. Rathod's relatives disrobed him, made him wear a skirt, garlanded him with slippers and shaved off half his hair and moustache.
In the same month, a video footage emerged of an alleged child rapist being tied up and beaten by three women. The man, whose hands were tied behind his back, was dragged across the ground by three women.
The footage ended with a police officer speaking to the crowd as the alleged rapist lied on the ground nearby, still tied up.