Woman RJD worker stripped, thrashed in police presence

CM orders probe; she is arrested for abduction, murder of two youths

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Published: July 18, 2014 1:01:41 am
State women commission chief Anjum Ara meets the RJD worker at PMCH on Thursday.Prashant Ravi State women commission chief Anjum Ara meets the RJD worker at PMCH on Thursday. (Prashant Ravi)

A woman RJD worker, accused of abducting two Gaya youths who were later found murdered, was stripped and beaten up by a mob in Jehanabad early on Thursday. The woman and her associate were later arrested  for alleged role in the double murder.

The RJD worker, who along with her associate Munna is currently being treated at the Patna Medical College and Hospital under police custody, alleged police personnel remained mute spectators when she was attacked and stripped. The  woman’s family denied her involvement in the crime,  claiming she was being framed.

Under attack from the BJP that termed the stripping incident as the return of “jungle raj” in Bihar, CM Jeetan Ram Manjhi ordered a probe into it by the DGP, while the state women commission recorded statement of the RJD activist.   The condition of the 40-year-old RJD worker, who  suffered several internal injuries, is stable.

The incident took place at around 1.30 am when over 50 people attacked her house after the mob failed to find the two abducted youths there. Chunnu Sharma and Rakesh Sharma were missing since they had visited the RJD worker two days ago. The police on Thursday found their bodies at Sigori near Patna and later arrested the woman and Munna for alleged abduction and murder of the two.

Narrating her story from hospital bed, the woman told The Indian Express: “The police remained a mute spectator when I was being stripped and beaten up.” Jehanabad Town police station in-charge Narendra Singh said, “We have to study video footage to ascertain if the crowd stripped her or she lost her clothes while running for safety.”

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