In an incident that will put humanity to shame, a woman in Bihar's Bihiya town was not only assaulted and stripped but was also made to walk naked on Monday, Aug 20. According to Hindustan Times, the mob had suspected the woman's hand in the death of a 16-year-old boy.
Showing their agitation over the death of the teen, the mob also set fire to a number of roadside stalls, houses and motorcycles. They also blocked the Patna-Buxar railway tracks and the main road after which vehicular and railway traffic movement was disrupted for hours.
The protesters did not stop at this and pelted stones on passenger trains and police following which security was beefed up in and around Bihiya. According to police, the woman was attacked as the deceased, identified as Bimlesh Kumar, was last seen with her.
Following the shameful incident, four policemen have been suspended for dereliction of duty. IG NH Khan told Hindustan Times that the woman was rescued from the mob.
According to police, Bimlesh had allegedly been assaulted and killed by an unidentified person in the town's Dafli locality and his body was later found near Bihiya railway station. Following the news of his death, agitated locals of his village, Damodarpur, started protesting on the streets.
They did not even let the local administration to take the teen's body for post-mortem and demanded that the suspect is arrested soon.
The protesters had suspected that Bimlesh must have been strangled by people living in the nearby red-light area. The Dafli locality houses sex workers in large numbers and Bimlesh had allegedly gone to meet the woman there before he died.