A 15-year-old girl has been left blind in one eye after she was shot in the face by goons who she fought to save her father, a barber, in Bihar's Naugarh village, less than 100 km from Patna. Doctors are battling to save her other eye.
The girl's father, Biseshwar Thakur, says one of his clients, a man he identified as Rahul, was not satisfied with the way he had trimmed his beard and assaulted him. When Mr Thakur's daughter intervened to help her father, Rahul and another man with him turned to her and pulled at her dupatta, in an effort, says the father, to molest her. The girl started to run; when she looked back, one of the men shot her in the eye, he alleged.
The teen has been taken to the Patna Medical College and Hospital, where doctors are trying to save the other eye. The police has not arrested any of the accused so far.