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Panchayat member in Bihar arrested for sexually abusing widow after clip goes viral

Police have arrested a panchayat committee member in Gaya, who along with his friend are seen abusing a widow in a video that has gone viral.

patna Updated: Jun 18, 2018 16:46 IST
Anil Kumar Ojha
Anil Kumar Ojha
Hindustan Times, Gaya
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Gaya police have once again stumbled upon a viral video of sexual abuse in which a panchayat committee member and his friend are allegedly seen abusing a widow.

Police have arrested the panchayat committee member, Lakshmi Das, while his associate and the victim woman are traceless. The video clip also shows her four-year-old son being overpowered by the friend, who is also shooting the video.

Das is a member of the Ghoraghat panchayat committee under Dobhi police station, 35 km south of Gaya district headquarters.

Dobhi police station house officer, Ravibhusan, while confirming the arrest, said, “Both the victim and the other accused are traceless. We have launched a search operation.”

This is the third incident of video of sexual abuse going viral in Bihar in last one month.

On April 29, eight youths, including some minors, were seen molesting a minor girl in Jehanabad district. Two weeks later, another video of a youth raping a girl and his friends capturing it on their mobile phones had also gone viral.

First Published: May 27, 2018 23:12 IST