Bihar: Misuse of political clout has come to the fore as a brother of a former Bihar minister and BJP national vice president was recently caught on camera thrashing a chemist for allegedly not standing up to show respect and welcome him in the shop, reports ANI.
The incident occurred on June 3 and was captured in video footage on a CCTV camera installed inside the medical shop. Thereafter the video went viral.
The video reveals Pinu, brother of BJP’s national vice-president Renu Devi, entering the medical shop. ANI reports that Pinu was seen asking the chemist to stand up and welcome him. However, the chemist refused to obey him and did not stand up. Irked over this, Pinu resorted to beating him up. The CCTV video shows Pinu brutally slapping the shopkeeper repeatedly while dragging him outside the shop by his collar.
As per the agency report, Pinu later forcefully took away the chemist to another place in a car. Pinu was accompanied by some of his friends who were also seen beating the staff.
The vehicle was later seized and a case has been registered in this regard, Bettiah Superintendent of Police Jayant Kant, told the news agency.
However, the accused’s sister Renu Devi chose to stay away from the matter, claiming that she is not in talking terms with her brother anymore.
“I never encourage the wrong behaviour. I have no relation with Pinu, with that house, for many years. We are not on talking terms. Still, I am being dragged. If anyone commits a mistake, he/she should be punished, even if it’s me,” she was quoted as saying by ANI.
Bettiah Superintendent of Police (SP) Jayant Kant said that a case has been registered in this regard and security has been provided to the victim’s family.
“A case has been registered. Victim’s family has been provided with police security. We have seized a 4-wheeler that was used to abduct the victim and take him to some other place,” Kant said.