A former Ranvir Sena area and two others are booked for allegedly raping five Dalit girls in Sikarhatta, under Bhojpur.
The incident took place at a scrap yard owned by former Ranvir Sena area commander Nilnidhi Singh late on Wednesday night. The matter was brought to police’s notice late on Thursday.
Bhojpur SP Rajesh Kumar confirmed the incident saying: “The incident took place when five rag pickers — all dalit girls — had gone to the scrapyard of Nilnidhi Singh and was made to stay overnight at the place”.
The SP said the police arrested Singh’s brother Jayprakash and had been conducting raids to arrest former area commander of disbanded upper caste private army.
The police said one of the five girls escaped from captivity and alerted her villagers, who helped other girls rescue. Bihar DGP PK Thakur said the incident was very sensitive and he had been personally monitoring the case.