Man thrashes 7-year-old daughter to death over liquor in dry Bihar
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Man thrashes 7-year-old daughter to death over liquor in dry Bihar

Police have arrested the man on the basis of a complaint by his wife and say the accused is fickle minded.

india Updated: May 13, 2017 10:28 IST
Ruchir Kumar
Ruchir Kumar
Hindustan Times, Patna
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Accused, Radheshyam Bhuyian, who thrashed his seven-year-old daughter to death, in police custody. (Photo: Subodh Kumar)

A daily wager mercilessly thrashed his seven-year-old daughter to death and injured his younger son after a reported tiff with his wife over denial of money to buy liquor in dry Bihar’s Aurangabad district, 145 kms south-west of Patna, Tuesday evening.

After committing the heinous crime, the accused, Radhesh Bhuiyan, 36, of Madarpur village, took the body and buried it along a river bank, near the house.

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On the basis of the complaint of his wife, Sarita Devi, 34, the police arrested the accused from Khiriyawan village in the district on Wednesday morning. The police also exhumed the body in the presence of a magistrate.

The deceased has been identified as Rupa Kumari, 7. Manish Kumar, 5, the younger son, who, too, the accused had spanked, is undergoing treatment at a private clinic.

Though the police confirmed the incident, it denied that the spat between the couple was triggered over denial of money for liquor. The villagers, quoting Devi, however, stood by their statement to mediapersons.

Aurangabad superintendent of police, Satyaprakash, said, “The accused has been arrested today. The tiff was not over liquor, but the station house officer (SHO) of Madanpur police station will be able to give you details of the case.”

The SHO, Subhash Rai, on his part, said: “The accused was fickle minded and showed capricious tendency. His wife used to stay away from him at her mother’s house for 15-20 days at a stretch. That fateful evening, she had returned from her ‘maika’ (mother’s house) and the two had a fight over some trivial issue. Bhuiyan turned wild and took the extreme step.”

Bihar was declared a dry state on April 5, 2016. Availability of liquor anywhere in the state reflects adversely on the police.

First Published: Apr 26, 2017 11:48 IST