arrestedTwo of the five accused for allegedly assaulting the sister of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MLA Saroj Yadav, surrendered before the Arrah court on Wednesday.

The FIR lodged with the Chandi Police Station in connection with this case lists five people as accused, of which the identity of three is not known yet. The other two culprits have been identified as Mithilesh and Santosh.

Yadav’s sister succumbed to her injuries which she sustained while resisting assault on Monday night.

On April 9, Shail Devi (29), Yadav’s sister, was badly beaten up by the accused after allegedly misbehaving with her while she was returning to her native place in Barhara from Keshavpur village in Bhojpur district where she had gone for treatment, DSP Sadar, Sanjay Kumar said.

Shail took a shared auto-rickshaw from Keshavpur when some youth boarded the vehicle on the way and started misbehaving with her. When she resisted, one of the men attacked her with an iron rod and later threw her out of the auto-rickshaw after badly assaulting her. She was hit on her head.

Some local residents spotted her and rushed her to Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) in a critical condition.

Shail succumbed to her injuries during treatment yesterday.

The RJD MLA came down heavily on the police and criticised the coalition government headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying “When the sister of an MLA is not safe, how will the common man feel themselves safe?”

The MLA and his supporters jammed the NH near Kamyanagar in Ara for over six hours and demonstrated against the incident.

(With agencies input)