A graphic video of a woman paraded naked has resurfaced. The video, shared widely on Twitter, has been captioned as, “This video is a tight slap on India’s judicial system, democracy, constitution, government’s belief and woman’s safety. Don’t know where it is from. But this is a clear example of violation of constitutional rights.” (Original text in Hindi: भारत की न्याय व्यवस्था, संविधान का विश्वास, सरकार की विश्वसनीयता, और नारी सुरक्षा पर कड़ा तमाचा हैं यह वीडियो !! कहाँ का हैं मालूम नहीं ?? लेकिन संवैधानिक अधिकारो का हनन साफ़ प्रतीत हो रहा हैं !!”
The video is originally from Bihar’s Bhojpur district. The incident occurred on August 20, 2018 and was triggered by the death of a 19-year old boy Bimlesh Sao, whose body was found on a railway track at Bihiya town, Bhojpur. A mob from the deceased’s village in Damodarpur took to vandalising and burning local shops following his death. They alleged that the youth was strangled and later thrown on the railway tracks as a cover-up. The mob also alleged that a few houses near the railway tracks were involved in prostitution and alleged that locals living there were involved in the boy’s death as he reportedly had given information on a sex racket to the police. Later, they vandalised and set on fire the houses near the railway tracks and dragged a woman living there out on to the street, assaulted, disrobed and paraded her.