Bihar: Man chops off woman’s limbs, ears breasts in public

5 December, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma

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A woman of an OBC community was stabbed to death in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district, police said on Monday. However, family members stated that the accused chopped off the woman's breasts and she died a...

A woman of an OBC community was stabbed to death in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district, police said on Monday. However, family members stated that the accused chopped off the woman’s breasts and she died as a result.

Babu Ram, the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) in Bhagalpur, verified the occurrence. He said that the accused stabbed her numerous times in the chest and that she died while being treated at the hospital. He also stated that the victim’s breast was not severed.

 In her dying declaration, she said that the assailants had been chasing her when she was returning to her house from the market. Mohammaf Shakil, attacked her on head, back and his four other accomplices chopped her both hands, breasts, gouged eyes and other parts of limbs.

Her husband, Ashok Yadav said he had opposed frequent visits of Shakil to his house and this was not liked by him. He had been harassing her in the Chhoti Dolori area.

The police also stated that five people were detained in connection with the event. The main accused is still at large.

Sources said that the accused was eyeing the woman to establish a physical relationship with her. The victim probably refused his proposal. The victim belongs to the Yadav caste while the accused belongs to the minority community.

Meanwhile, Ashok Yadav, the husband of the victim said: My wife Neelam Devi went to the market and was returning on Saturday evening. Generally, she returns in three-wheelers. On Saturday, there were no three-wheelers plying on that road, so she was walking to reach home. When she reached near his shop, the accused Sheikh Shakil saw her alone. He chased my wife and stabbed her with a sharp edge weapon (Jhabiya) from behind. Then, he stared at her face and chopped off her breasts.”

“The intention of Sheikh Shakil was not right. Hence, I had warned him not to come to my house. This was the main reason why he killed my wife,” Yadav said.

Nikhil Anand, the national general secretary of the BJP OBC wing, said: “Is such medieval, barbaric, shameful and heart- wrenching violence is a normal incident of crime or a communal frenzie? Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav must reply?”

“A person can stab or kill someone, cut off hands and legs, in revenge, in anger or to express sudden violent outrage, but what is the emotion that provokes someone to openly cut off the breasts of a woman? This is undoubtedly an incident with a fundamentalist Islamic and Taliban mindset,” Anand said.