A village council within the Nawada District in India’s Bihar State sentenced the alleged rapist of a minor woman to a really distinctive punishment — he was informed to do 5 sit-ups.
A viral video reveals the accused doing sit-ups in entrance of a small crowd. The video of the “punishment” drew outrage on social media.
The person allegedly took a five-year-old to his poultry farm, promising her sweets, after which assaulted her. When he was caught and produced earlier than the village council, the elders gave an uncommon verdict as an alternative of handing him over to the police.
In line with the council elders, the person was not discovered responsible of rape and he was punished just for taking the minor woman to a secluded space.
Netizens used their energy to tag the video to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Tejashwi Yadav, demanding a correct investigation into the incident.
Superintendent of Police Gaurav Mangla mentioned an FIR had been registered and motion could be taken towards the accused. “On the basis of the viral video, an FIR was registered on the orders of the Nawada SP,” the officer mentioned.
In line with media retailers, the SHO of the native police station acknowledged, “An FIR has been registered in the case and all angles are being looked into as part of the ongoing investigation.”