HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
BIRATNAGAR: Locals of Gomuki Tole, Biratnagar shaved 21-year-old Mahammad Tahir’s head in a haphazard way, and beat him black and blue for his alleged involvement in stealing a bicycle from a house today morning.
Locals had caught Tahir while he was fleeing with the bicycle that belonged to Bhim Kumari Khatiwada of the locality. Khatiwada accused Tahir of sneaking into the house and stealing the bicycle in the absence of her husband and when the rest of her family members were sleeping.
“After Tahir was caught, they shaved his head and tortured him before finally handing him over to us,” said police.
There are severe bruises all over his body, said Morang SP Bishworaj Pokharel. SP Pokharel said they have nabbed both Tahir and Bhim Kumari. Tahir is receiving treatment at Koshi Zonal Hospital.
Chandramani Luitel and Sabita Banjara have also been arrested for shaving Tahir’s head, whereas Shyam Sundar Poudel, another accused, is at large.
Pokharel said that a case of theft has been filed against Tahir and a public offence case has been filed against the locals who were nabbed and investigation is under way.
Meanwhile, National Human Right Commission Biratnagar Regional Office Director Koshraj Neupane said, “Random shaving is against the will of a person and nobody has the right to act against the interest of others.” If anybody commits a crime or makes mistake, the person should be handed over to police, no one has right to tarnish him/her.