RJD Youth Leaders Burn CM's Effigy to Protest Rising Crime Rate in Bihar

RJD activists burning effigy of Nitish Kumar in Patna on Monday.

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Patna: The youth wing of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Patna, in the wake of the gang-rape of a mother and daughter in Gaya, on Monday took out an 'Akrosh March' to protest against rising crime rate in Bihar.

Starting the march from the party headquarters, the protestors, chanting anti-Nitish slogans torched an effigy of the Chief Minister at the Income Tax Roundabout demanding his resignation and imposition of the President's Rule in Bihar in view of the rising crime figures in the state.

Arun Kumar Yadav, the spokesperson for the Youth RJD, said that Bihar was in the grip of 'jungle raj' under Nitish administration where no one, particularly the women, was safe anymore.

"Not a day goes by when women are not being raped are being brutalized in Bihar. Crime has reached a new height in the state but our Chief Minister is going around telling everyone how things were so nice everywhere," he said.

Meanwhile, police are preparing to take action against six RJD leaders, including the chief of the women wing of the party Abha Lata, Gaya legislator Surendra Yadav, and Ujiyarpur MLA Alok Mehta who, while on a fact-finding mission to Gaya, shamed the young victim of the rape into recanting her ordeal in great details forcing her to relive her harrowing experience all over again.

Reports said Bihar Women's Commission was also contemplating summoning the RJD leaders for putting the girl through reliving her nightmare all in the name of 'fact-finding'.

"All six RJD leaders will be charged under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) of 2012 for causing mental agony and harassment to a minor victim," said a spokesperson for the Bihar Women's Commission.

As reported, two days after the rape of a 14-year old girl and her mother in front of the latter's husband who was tied to a tree during the entire rape ordeal, an RJD delegation assembled by Tejaswi Yadav stopped the police vehicle returning from a hospital in Gaya and forced the teenage girl to recant her ordeal despite repeated plea by her not to put her in the embarrassing situation.

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