A 65-year-old man, who tried to save his married daughter from molesters, was beaten to death at Masaurhi near Patna on Tuesday night. The incident took place at Bansdih village around midnight when six people entered the house of a 35-year-old woman, whose husband works outside Bihar. The woman’s father, Vinesh Manjhi, had come two days ago.
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As the intruders broke the wooden door of the house and allegedly tried to molest the woman, she cried for help. Vinesh Manjhi, who was sleeping in another room, came out to help his daughter but was assaulted with wooden sticks. He died on the spot.
Masaurhi police station in-charge Ashutosh Kumar said: “We have identified all six villagers… The accused are absconding.”