The Bhojpur district police in Bihar on Sunday claimed to have solved the murder case of a 19-year-old man, the recovery of whose body had led to violence, arson and stripping and parading of a woman earlier this week.
The body of Vimalesh Sah was found adjacent to a railway track in Bihiyan on August 20. Suspecting that those living in a red light area nearby could have killed the man, people of Bhojpur district's Damodarpur village had torched several shops, assaulted shopkeepers and dragged a woman out on street, ripped off her clothes and paraded her naked.
Superintendent of Police Awakash Kumar said Vimalesh Sah had visited a woman of the red light area where she was strangulated to death over some monetary dispute.
Four persons, including two women, dumped the body near the railway track, the SP told reporters.
Altogether 21 persons have been arrested in connection with the killing, the subsequent violence and outraging modesty of the woman, he said.
The mob also threw stones at a train that was passing through the area, before a police team arrived and quelled the violence.
Police also pasted arrest warrants on the wall of the house of five other persons allegedly involved in the violence, the SP said.
Eight policemen were placed under suspension on August 20 for dereliction of duty.
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