The Hush Post| 01:04 am |one-minute-read
A court awarded jail terms ranging from two to seven years to 20 people for parading a woman naked. The villagers suspected her of being involved in the killing of a 19-year-old youth in August this year.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Ramesh Chandra Dwivedi awarded seven years imprisonment to five accused. The remaining 15 were sentenced to two years.
The incident took place in Bihiya locality on August 20 in a red light area near the railway track where the body of Vimalesh Sah was recovered from.
Suspecting that the residents of the red light area were involved in the killing, they indulged in large-scale arson. Later, they thrashed the Dalit woman before tearing off her clothes and parading her naked on the streets.
All the convicts have been held guilty under the SC/ST Act.
Meanwhile, the Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar took a dig at the opposition and tweeted “it is a fresh example of the high benchmark of rule of law set by the NDA government. All the guilty have been punished within 100 days.”