A woman was beaten up and paraded naked on the streets of Bihar’s Bhojpur district by a mob on the suspicion of her involvement in the killing of a 19-year-old man, a police officer said, PTI reported.
The mob also hurled stones at a train passing through the area.
The police had to fire in the air to disperse the mob, and a few rounds were also fired by the villagers, Bhojpur Superintendent of Police (SP) Avakash Kumar said.
The incident took place yesterday in Bihiya police station area, where the body of Vimalesh Sah, who had gone missing a day earlier was found near a railway track, the SP told PTI.
The residents of Sah’s native village Damodarpur rushed to the spot after they came to know about his death and some of them suspected that those living in a red-light area nearby might have strangled the man to death, Kumar said.
The villagers stormed the place, setting on fire a number of shops and beating up several residents. They dragged out a woman on the street, ripped off her clothes and paraded her naked while kicking and slapping her, Kumar said.
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.