BJP MLA booked for ‘causing injury’ to Dalit woman in Bihar

  • PTI, Muzaffarpur, Bihar
  • Updated: Mar 07, 2016 11:53 IST
BJP MLA from Muzaffarpur, Suresh Sharma, was booked for causing injury to a Dalit woman (Picture courtesy: BJP official website)

A BJP legislator was booked on Sunday for allegedly attacking a Dalit woman in Bihar when she went to his residence to demand the money he had taken from her husband.

Kiran Kumari, a resident of Gannipur area of Muzaffarpur, lodged an FIR against local MLA Suresh Sharma for allegedly causing her a head injury, a police officer said.

The woman is being treated at Sadar hospital, he said, adding that police are investigating the matter.

She alleged that Sharma had taken Rs 35 lakh from her husband, Dharmendra Kumar, during the 2015 Assembly elections to help him get a party ticket from Baniapur seat in Saran district but her husband did not get a ticket and the legislator did not return the money, the police officer said.

She alleged that Sharma had been ignoring her repeated requests to return the money. But when she went to the legislator’s residence on Sunday, she was beaten up, he said.

The MLA termed the allegations as “baseless”.

“The woman had come to my residence in the morning and started creating a scene. She went back when I told her that I would call up police,” Sharma said.

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