In yet another glaring example of political high-handedness, former Bihar minister Renu Kumari’s brother Pinu was seen thrashing a chemist at a medical shop in Bettiah for allegedly not standing up to show him respect.
In the video of the incident which took place on June 3, Pinu can be seen entering the medical shop to buy something and suddenly asking the chemist to stand up and show him respect.
Knowing of the shopkeeper’s denial to do so, Pinu can be seen brutally slapping the chemist and later forcefully dragging him outside the shop by his collar.
The hooligan was later seen dragging the chemist away in a car.
Pinu’s sister Renu Kumari, who was earlier in Nitish Kumar led JD(U) and then BJP before resigning from the party after denial of election ticket, appeared to duck the issue, claiming that she is “not in talking terms with her brother anymore.”
Senior police officer Jayant Kant said that a case has been registered and security was provided to the chemist’s family.
“We have also seized the four-wheeler that was used to abduct the victim and take him to some other place,” Jayant said.