A woman from Bihar’s Haryana district has been told to stay away from her home for two months after her father was killed by a gang of armed men.
The 21-year-old mother of four had been working as a maid at a nearby school when the violence erupted on Saturday morning.
The mob of some 25 to 30 men, who belonged to a local group called ‘Gandhinagar’, started shooting indiscriminately.
They looted the house and then began throwing stones and bottles at the house.
The women, who were inside the house when the attack took place, were forced to escape through a locked window.
They managed to escape the mob and call the police.
The woman told the police that the mob had started throwing stones at her house while they were trying to loot the property.
She said that her father’s gun was in her pocket and that she had no weapon in her hand.
The incident has taken a heavy toll on the family.
A friend of the family, Anjali, who is a resident of the village, told The Times that they have been struggling with grief.
The woman had earlier told her that her son had died on the spot.
The girl’s father was an engineer in a company of the local police and she had been living in the house with her parents since February 2016.
The family has been struggling to pay the Rs 4,000 loan from the bank that the police gave them for the loan to the government.
The local police has been deployed to the area to nab the assailants and restore order.