A 32-year-old man, who was thrashed by a mukhiya over Indira Awas allotment on Friday, succumbed to his injuries Sunday morning at Patna Medical College and Hospital. The police have booked the mukhiya and three others for murder.
The police said the incident took place on Friday when Tirpit Mishra had gone to the house of Dhakjari panchayat mukhiya Santosh Purve to see the wait list of allotments under the Indira Awas Yojna. Turpit had allegedly paid a bribe of Rs 10,000 to for an allotment.
When Tirpit did not find his name on the list, he started arguing with the mukhiya. The row turned ugly when Tirpit mentioned having paid money to secure an allotment. The mukhiya and his relatives beat Tirpit, who was allegedly hit on the head by a wooden handle.
Tirpit was first treated at Benippatti primary healthcare centre and was later referred to Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital. As there was no improvement in his condition, his family brought him to PMCH where he died early Sunday morning.
When the aggrieved family took Tirpit’s body to Benipatti, the villagers started pelting stone at the mukhiya’s house. The mukhiya and the other three accused have been absconding since the incident.
Madhubani SP Navin Chandra Jha said an FIR was lodged by the victim’s wife Gudiya Devi. He said police had been deployed at Dhakjari village.