New Delhi, Aug 21: Taking cognisance of the incident of alleged stripping and beating up of a woman in Bihar’s Bihiya, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has written to the state DGP for investigation. It has also sought from the DGP a report on the action taken. The Commission has particularly taken note of the fact that no action has been taken in the case despite many photos and videos of the incident being circulated on social media, said ANI on Tuesday. (Also read: Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Scandal: FIR Against Minister Verma)
On Monday, eight police personnel had been suspended in connection with the case, said ANI. The suspended personnel include the Bihiya SHO (Station House Officer). The woman was allegedly beaten up, stripped naked and paraded at Bihiya in Arrah merely on the suspicion of her involvement in the murder of a youth whose body was found on the railway tracks. According to PTI, the body of Vimalesh Sah, who had gone missing on Sunday, was found near a railway track, Bhojpur Superintendent of Police Avakash Kumar said. The residents of Sah’s village Damodarpur rushed to the spot and some of them suspected that those living in a red-light area nearby would have strangled Sah to death. The villagers set on fire a number of shops and beat up several residents. They also dragged out a woman on the street, ripped off her clothes and paraded her naked while kicking and slapping her, the SP said.
Reports suggest the man was killed elsewhere and his body was dumped near the railway track. Patna Zone Inspector General told ANI that an FIR had been registered in the case and police raids were on to arrest the culprits.