Woman suffers miscarriage after thrashing from MLA

A pregnant woman in Jharkhand suffered a miscarriage after she was allegedly beaten by a legislator, police said Friday.

Last Updated: Jun 29, 2012, 16:32 PM IST

Ranchi: A pregnant woman in Jharkhand suffered a miscarriage after she was allegedly beaten by a legislator, police said Friday.

Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) legislator Chandrika Mahta had been absconding after the incident in Khajatola village of Giridih district, around 240 km from here.

According to police officials, he thrashed Tara Devi, who was three months pregnant, at her home over a land dispute. He had gone to Tara Devi`s house looking for her husband. When he found she was not at home, he started beating her up.

Tara Devi, who suffered a miscarriage after the incident, has lodged a police complaint against Mahta.

"Suitable action will be taken based on the investigation," a police officer said.

IANS

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