Patna: A boy was hung upside down and beaten mercilessly in a Bihar village on Monday by the husband of the panchayat chief Sangita Devi. The OBC boy, Rajesh Mahato, was accused of a rape attempt and then assaulted.
The victim’s family though claims that the boy was punished for exposing corruption by the panchayat chief. The victim’s family had demanded Sangita Devi to return the Rs 10,000 they had given to her for an Indira Awas Yojana house.
The boy has been admitted to a government hospital. A case has been registered against Sangita’s husband Shambu Sharan Roy.
Opposition parties in Bihar blamed the Nitish Kumar government and Janata Dal (United) for targeting people from the lower castes.
“JD(U) workers are torturing lower caste people. Fortunately a media person was there otherwise such incidents happen there regularly,” said Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan.
“Nitish Kumar’s government is indulging in violence and this time it was exposed by the media. They have been accusing us but now they stand exposed. Criminals have joined JD(U) in the garb of politicians,” said RJD chief Lalu Prasad.