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Illicit relationship: Tribal woman's head shaved by men in Bihar

Illicit relationship: Tribal womans head shaved by men in Bihar

Patna: A group of men on Friday allegedly shaved the head of a tribal woman and verbally abused her in Bihar’s Araria district.

The incident took place in a tribal village under Raniganj police station.

The woman was attacked after being accused of having an illicit relationship with a man in her village.

On Friday night, the villagers caught the pair in a compromising position. They overpowered both of them and shaved the head of the woman in torchlight.

The attackers also made a video of the incident and uploaded it on social media, in which they were seen using abusive words on the victim in Tribal (Santali) language while shaving her head.

Following the incident, some of the villagers informed the matter to the local police.

Accordingly, a team headed by an ASI rank officer of Raniganj police station reached the village and managed to rescue both victims.

“We rescued them from the tribal village and took them to the police station.”

“They have not given a written complaint against the accused. They were terrified after the incident. We are making efforts to identify the accused,” said Sanjay Kumar, SHO of Raniganj police station Araria.

With inputs from IANS

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