16 of a Bihar Family Attacked With Acid for Resisting Molestation
Family members of Nand Kishore Bhagat had a tiff with some people on Tuesday, Vaishali DSP Raghav Dyal said.
Sixteen members of an extended family were attacked with acid, seriously injuring eight, when they opposed an attempted molestation of a young woman in the family by some youths in a village in Bihar's Vaishali district on Wednesday, 28 August, IANS reported, quoting the police.
Family members of Nand Kishore Bhagat had a tiff with some people on Tuesday, Vaishali Deputy Superintendent of Police Raghav Dyal reportedly said.
"Members from both the groups came to blows. Somehow peace was restored,” Dyal further said, as per IANS.
But on Wednesday, a group of people forcibly entered the house of Nand Kishore and reportedly attacked the family living in Daudpur village with acid.
“The entire family was attacked with acid. Eight members including two women have been seriously injured,” Dyal said, according to IANS.
The injured are being treated at a local hospital, Dayal told news agency ANI, adding that five people have been arrested so far and a probe is underway.
According to the official, nearly 20 people attacked the family "to teach them a lesson", IANS reported.
Some youths were reportedly harassing the woman for some days. The family members had first reprimanded the youths.
(With inputs from ANI and IANS)
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