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Crime rate down in Bihar, but Kaimur killers will be punished, says JD-U

Updated: Oct 27, 2016 12:35 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 27 (ANI): Assuring that the motorcycle-borne men responsible for killing a minor girl in Kaimur would swiftly be brought to justice, Janata Dal-United leader Pawan Verma said investigations were ongoing, but simultaneously sought to pitch the view that the crime rate in Bihar has dropped significantly under the regime of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

"According to statistics the crime rate in (Bihar) in 2015 have fallen. But this is a heinous crime, the culprits will be caught. I have been informed the police is investigating the matter seriously. The culprits will be arrested, I can assure you," said Verma.

Verma further urged his opposition parties not to politicise the incident.

"Opposition parties should not use this case to target the Bihar government. Action will be taken against the accused. No need to uselessly use this incident to rake up the jungle raj issue which the opposition all the time as they don't have anything to criticise our party," said Verma.

A minor in Kaimur district of Bihar died after motorcycle-borne men ran over her after molesting her.

The 15-year-old girl was on her way to write a school exam when motorcycle-borne men chased her, pulled her dupatta and ran her over.

According to reports, one of the accused pulled her dupatta which got entangled around her neck, virtually choking her.

The victim fell and as she laid motionless, the accused reversed their bike and drove over her.

Superintendent of Police, Bhabua, J.J. Reddy, said a case of molestation has been registered against the guilty. (ANI)