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.
Bihar: Heads of a mother & daughter tonsured allegedly for resisting molestation in Bhagvanpur, Vaishali. SHO says,”Some men entered victims’ home & tried to molest the daughter, when victim resisted, a ward member Khurshid called a barber & shaved their heads. 2 people arrested” pic.twitter.com/uuWhGEr35n
— ANI (@ANI) June 27, 2019
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.