A day after a woman was beaten up, stripped and paraded naked in Bihar’s Bhojpur district by a mob, 15 people were arrested on Tuesday. The irate mob suspected her to be involved in the alleged murder of a 19-year-old man, police said.
The body of Vimalesh Sah, who was reported missing, was found near a railway track on Monday morning, Bhojpur Superintendent of Police Avakash Kumar told PTI.
Villagers from Damodarpur, where Sah lived with his family, rushed to the spot, and some of them suspected that those living in a red-light area near the railway track would have strangled the youth.
The villagers then went on a rampage, setting on fire a number of shops and beating up several residents in the area. They dragged out a woman on the street, ripped off her clothes and paraded her naked while kicking and slapping her, the SP said.
The mob also hurled stones at a train passing through the area. The police had to fire in the air to disperse the mob, the SP said, adding, a few rounds were also fired by the villagers.
A heavy deployment of police personnel has been made in the area, the SP said. He said a case would be registered and arrests would be made soon.
The National Commission for Women has taken cognizance of the incident. The commission took serious note of the fact that no arrests has been made till now even after many photos and videos have been circulated on social media.
with PTI inputs