Barhara RJD MLA’s sister, who was assaulted and thrown out of an autorickshaw in Chandi area near Ara when she protested the alleged misbehaviour with her by some miscreants, died during treatment at the Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH) on Tuesday.
The incident of alleged misbehavior had taken place on Saturday when the victim, Shail Devi, was going to Chandi market in connection with her treatment by ayurveda practitioner Dr Shankar Rai.
She took an auto to reach there. Midway through Chandi market, the auto driver and four to five co-passengers allegedly misbehaved with her. When she disclosed her identity and said she was Barhara MLA Saroj Yadav’s sister, she was reportedly assaulted and thrown out of the auto. Some passersby took her to Chandi market and her son, Krishna Kumar Yadav, was informed about the incident. Krishna rushed her to the Ara Sadar Hospital from where she was referred to PMCH for better treatment.
On Monday, the Barhara MLA had given an ultimatum to the Bhojpur district and police administration to arrest all those involved in the incident within 12 hours, or else a road blockade would be put up on Tuesday.
When no one was arrested, the MLA led a road blockade near Kayamnagar situated on Ara-Patna national highway on Tuesday for two hours. Ara Sadar SDPO Sanjay Kumar, along with other police officials, reached the spot and pacified the MLA and his supporters. Only then was the blockade lifted.
The MLA alleged that four persons had been taken into custody after the incident by the police but they were released later on. He also alleged that the police were trying to conceal their failure by trying to present this incident as a road mishap.
Soon after the lifting of the road blockade, the MLA got the information that her sister had died during treatment. He immediately rushed to her sister’s place at Shardapur under Krishnagarh area of Barhara.
The SDPO said raids were going on to arrest all the accused. “An inquiry will be made into the MLA’s allegation regarding release of four persons after they were taken into custody. If anyone is found guilty, action will be taken against him,” he added.