A woman was beaten, stripped naked and paraded through the streets in the latest incident of mob violence in India.

The woman's house, in Bihar state, was burned to the ground shortly before the brutal assault.

The mob accused her of having a part to play in the murder of 19-year-old Vimlesh Shah, whose body was found near a railway track in the Bhojpur district on Monday.

Officers were alerted to the situation when they saw videos of the incident circulating on WhatsApp.

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A video of the incident shows the woman being paraded naked on the street surrounded by dozens of men.

The mob also set fire to several shops, houses and vehicles in her neighbourhood.

Police told BBC Hindi they are still investigating and do not know the circumstances of Shah's death.

The woman is now being treated at the hospital while 15 men have been taken into custody for her assault.

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