Alok Mishra

Gopalganj: Police arrested a youth after he attacked his father- in-law with a screw driver during hearing before a Judge  on December 23. They had come to Gopalganj Civil Court in connection with a case of divorce in the court of ADJ-III. The injured person was admitted to Gopalganj Sadar Hospital for treatment.

Eyewitnesses said that Mithu Bhagat, a native of Naru Parkha under Bhore ps, had come to the court of ADJ III for bail in a divorce case. As the hearing was going on in the court, Bhagat attacked his father- in-law Vishwanath Singh with a screw driver causing injury to him. Bhagat was caught by the security personnel in the court. On getting information, a Town police team reached there and arrested Bhagat and admitted his injured father- in-law to Sadar Hospital. Other relatives of Bhagat escaped from the court premises after the incident.Town ps SHO said that Bhagat had been arrested and a case has been lodged against him. He would be sent to jail, he added.

It may be mentioned here that Vishwanath Singh, a native village Lakri, had married his daughter Soni Devi to Mithu Bhagat (Bhore) in 2012. Singh’s family members alleged that soon after the marriage, Bhagat sought divorce from his wife on the plea of dowry. Bhagat’s family members also started torturing Soni for dowry. The matter was pending in the court.

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