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BSP leader, supporters booked for assaulting woman

Last Updated: Friday, June 4, 2010 - 14:40

Lucknow: A leader of Uttar Pradesh`s ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and five of his supporters have been booked for allegedly tying up a woman and beating her till she fell unconscious in a village in Aligarh district.

Moolchand Baghel, president of the BSP`s Aligarh unit, and his five supporters roughed up a 45-year-old woman in Chandaukha village Thursday after she objected to their lewd remarks, a police official said Friday.

"According to eyewitnesses, the hands and the legs of the women were tied and she was later beaten up publicly... They continued to assault the woman till she became unconscious and fell on the ground," Deputy Superintendent of Police OP Singh told reporters in Aligarh, some 400 km from Lucknow.

The woman, who was admitted to hospital, is now out of danger, police claimed.

"A criminal case under multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered late Thursday evening against the BSP leader and five others," Singh added.

Of the six booked for manhandling the woman, police have managed to arrest only one.

"The BSP leader and four others are absconding. We have constituted teams to nab them," said Singh.


First Published: Friday, June 4, 2010 - 14:40
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