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Farmer family in firing line: Woman undressed, assaulted for not paying extortion in Bihar

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PATNA: A 60-year-old woman in Bihar was undressed, dragged by her sari and thrashed by a group of horse-riding criminals for not paying Rs 5 lakh extortion they had demanded.

The incident took place in Shankarpur diyara located under Nathnagar police station in Bhagalpur district on Saturday but was reported in the media today.

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Reports said the victim woman identified as Urmila Devi was guarding her Urad (black lentils) crops in the field when a group of criminals reached there and assaulted her with rifle butts.

They also wounded her with a farming tool and then dragged her by her sari for some distance, angry at not paying extortion.

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The criminals fled the scene after local villagers rushed to the spot for help. The victim has been admitted at a local hospital for treatment.

“The criminals have been eyeing my 20 acres of land which they want to grab,” victim’s husband Siyaram Mandal told the local police.

He has registered a case against 14 persons in this connection. Police are investigating the case.

“We are conducting raids to nab the criminals. We have also intensified patrolling in the Shankarpur diyara,” a local police official Md Janiff Uddin was quoted as saying in the local media today.

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