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Bihar police on Saturday arrested three people in connection with the case in which a man was allegedly made to spit and lick his own saliva as punishment for entering an influential person's home without knocking the door in the state's Nalanda district.
It is also alleged that the man was beaten up with slippers by women of the house. As reported by ANI, the incident took place in the Nalanda district of Bihar where the man had gone to the village chief's house and entered without knocking.
Surendra Yadav is an influential farmer of the village and believed to be close to the village headman Dayanand Manjhi, while Thakur is a barber by profession.
"On the act of Thakur, a panchayat was called today (Thursday) afternoon by Dharmendra Yadav where the victim was beaten with slippers by several women", the Nalanda district magistrate (DM) Thiyagarajan said, as per The Times of India report, adding that a police officer was sent to the spot gather an account of the incident.
"Such incidents will not be tolerated, we will take strict action against the culprits", the minister said. While some said that Thakur tried to enter into the house at a time when only women family members were present, some others said that he had gone to seek 'khaini' (tobacco) from the houseowner not knowing that he was not at home. "We will see to it that incidents like these never happen again".