Nalanda spit-and-lick victim's family says they're 'scared for life'

ANI | Updated: Oct 22, 2017 19:32 IST

Nalanda (Bihar) [India], Oct. 22 (ANI): In the wake of the spit-and-lick atrocity which recently came to light here in Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's constituency, the victim's family revealed that they are now "scared for their lives", and are "living on empty stomach".

The victim also revealed that soon after the incident came to light; his daughter's wedding was also called off.

"After the incident, everywhere I go, people keep asking me about it. Now, they all look at me differently. We have no food to eat, and sometimes our neighbours are feeding us, as some goons took away the keys of my shop. That was our only source of income. We are scared for our lives," he said.

While the Bihar Police earlier arrested three people involved in the crime, the victim alleged that no action was taken on behalf of the authorities on restoring authority of his shop or taking the perpetrators to task, and added that the family is thoroughly "frightened" by the incident.

For the unversed, the victim, a native of Ajaipur village here, who had gone to meet the village head to avail a government scheme, was allegedly made to spit and lick his saliva off the floor as a punishment for entering the Sarpanch's house without knocking. In a video that went viral, the man could also be seen being beaten up with slippers by at least two women.

So far, three persons have been nabbed by the Bihar police in this regard. However, the mastermind of this incident, Dayanand Manjhi and Dharmendra Yadav are absconding. The police are reportedly conducting raids in many areas of Nalanda and Patna to nab them. (ANI)