Bihar govt to make statement on chopping incident

Bihar government will make a statement during the ongoing budget session on the alleged chopping of hands of a daily wage earner by some persons.

Updated: Mar 05, 2012, 17:59 PM IST

Patna: Bihar government will make a statement during the ongoing budget session on the alleged chopping of hands of a daily wage earner by some persons in Arwal district recently for his inability to return a debt of Rs 300, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said on Monday.
Replying to a question by RJD MLA Dinesh Kumar Singh in the State Assembly during zero hour, Modi said that government would make a statement on the issue during the ongoing budget session after receiving an inquiry report by police.
Responding to a supplementary question by the Leader of Opposition Abdul Bari Siddiqui regretting the different angles floated by police about the shocking incident in which Ramsagar Chandravashi`s (20) hands were chopped off by some people, Modi said Bihar government had taken the matter seriously and ordered a probe.

Water Resources Department Minister, Vijay Kumar Chaudhary said police was probing the incident with an open mind and taking into account all aspects of the incident.

Chandravanshi, a daily wager hailing from a village under Kinjar police station area in Arwal district, had lodged a complaint with police charging six persons with chopping off both his hands after he had failed to return a debt of Rs 300 to them.

Magadh Range DIG, N H Khan had asked Arwal`s Assistant Superintendent of Police Naveen Jha to probe the incident and record the statement of Chandravanshi, who is now undergoing treatment at the Patna Medical College Hospital in Patna.

PTI