Bihar: Mother And Daughter Assaulted, Tonsured For Resisting Rape Bid by Local Ward Councillor

A 48-year-old woman and her 19-year-old newly married daughter were assaulted in Vaishali’s Bihari village for protesting against a rape bid by a local ward councillor.  According to Police, Mohammad Khurshid and his supporter assaulted the women, shaved their head and paraded them across the village.

Sanjay Kumar, station house officer (SHO) of the Bhagwanpur police station confirmed the incident. He said the further investigation is underway. Kumar said around 6 people barged into the victim’s house and attempted to rape the daughter. After the mother tried to rescue her daughter, both of them were subject to physical assault by the accused.

One of the victims told: “Around 6.30 pm, half a dozen armed men forcibly entered my house and attempted to rape me. When my mother tried to save me, they started beating us.”

One of the accused beat them with wooden sticks, dragged them outside their house and held a Panchayat. Khurshid called a barber and ordered him to shave the women’s heads, and paraded them across the village.

Eyewitnesses said that Khurshid alleged that the duo was involved in a flesh trade racket.

PUBG Ban Arrest

Police have arrested the ward councillor, a barber and three others on Thursday after a video of the incident went viral on social media. Police registered the case against seven people under sections 376 and 511. The police are in search of remaining accused.

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