A mechanical engineer, who was assaulted by the public for allegedly molesting a five-year-old girl in his car, died in NIMHANS here on Tuesday night. According to Mico Layout police, Praveen Kumar (30) of Kodichikkanahalli was caught by the residents of Kodichikkanahalli on October 15 when he allegedly attempted to assault the girl.

A severely injured Praveen had been admitted to NIMHANS by the police. Praveen’s father has filed a case of murder against unknown persons.

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