The 8-year-old victim had gone swimming in a nearby lake with a group of other girls. Hansda allegedly arrived at the lake, and other girls ran away. However, the 8-year-old victim never returned. Her family eventually found her body in a forest. The villagers immediatly accused Hansda of raping and killing her. They tied him up and beat him repeatedly, and ANI news reports the villagers then lynched Hansda. Police have taken Hansda and the 8-year-old victim’s bodies in custody for investagtion.