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‘Drunk’ man pushes minor stepdaughter to death in dry Bihar

Police said locals had badly thrashed accused Santosh Ram, who was later arrested. He is undergoing treatment at Ara sadar hospital in Bhojpur district under police custody.

india Updated: May 10, 2017 15:13 IST
Prashant Ranjan
Prashant Ranjan
Hindustan Times, Ara
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The victim’s stepfather in police custody.(HTphoto)

ARA: A man, allegedly under the influence of liquor, pushed down her two-year-old stepdaughter, resulting in her instant death in Bihar’s Bhojpur district, late Friday night.

People in Nawada police station area of Bhojpur headquarters town of Ara, 55 km west of Patna, said Santosh Ram, 30, had returned home in Musahar Toli at about 11pm and pushed her stepdaughter to death. Ram was drunk at the time of the incident, they claimed.

Santosh Ram had married victim’s mother Sanju Devi only two months ago after she abandoned her first husband Munna Ram of Jagdishpur, also in Bhojpur, over some dispute.

Nawada police station SHO Neyaj Ahmad said locals had badly thrashed Santosh Ram, who was later arrested. He was undergoing treatment at Ara sadar hospital under police custody, Ahmad added.

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Ahmad said he would be able to confirm if Santosh Ram was drunk only after getting the medical report. Meanwhile, the body of the victim had been sent to the sadar hospital for post-mortem examination, the SHO added.

Bihar became a dry state on April 5, 2016. Under the state’s prohibition law, consuming, keeping or dealing in liquor is an offence, which attracts imprisonment up to 10 years.

First Published: May 06, 2017 17:25 IST