Three days after a 40-year-old woman was allegedly beaten up by four men in an autorickshaw — she succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday — her brother, an RJD MLA from Barahara (Bhojpur), has accused the police of sitting idle and letting the four suspects go after detaining them for a few hours.
MLA Saroj Yadav’s sister Shail Devi had slipped into coma after she was hit on her head and succumbed to her injuries at Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) on Tuesday.
The incident took place on April 9 when the MLA’s sister had taken a shared auto-rickshaw from her Krishnagarh house to Chandi to buy some medicines. She reportedly had an altercation with a co-passenger who had allegedly misbehaved with her.
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When she introduced herself as the sister of the RJD MLA and threatened to complain against them, three passengers and the auto driver allegedly beat her up. One of them hit her on the head with an iron rod. After she fell unconscious, they reportedly left her by the roadside. Her son later found her at the spot.
Accusing the police of passing the buck and not taking the case seriously, the MLA on Tuesday said, “We had set a 12-hour deadline for the police. We even staged a demonstration on Tuesday and blocked Patna and Ara road at Koelwar after the police did not make any arrests.”
Meanwhile, Bhojpur Sadar sub-divisional officer Sanjay Kumar said, “We are looking into the allegations of the aggrieved family. We will soon get to know why the four persons were set free after their detention.”