Purnea, Dec 16 : Bihar's ruling JD(U) MLA Bima Bharati was reportedly thrashed mercilessly by her husband Awadhesh Mandal at their village home at Bihta in Purnia district on Wednesday, police said, reports Times of India.
Mandal, a notorious gangster who is also a member of Purnea zila parishad, and his driver have been arrested on the charge of brutally bashing up the three-time MLA from Rupauli.
Police said five more accomplices of Mandal have been named in the FIR lodged in this connection.
Purnea SP Nayyar Hasnain Khan told TOI he got a phone call from the MLA, alleging she was mercilessly beaten by her husband.
"She was quivering and sounded a bit incoherent," the SP said.
On reaching her home, police found Bharti lying almost unconscious on the bed.
"She has received multiple injuries and has her arm and leg fractured," the SP said and added she was immediately taken to the referral hospital from where she was shifted to the sadar hospital at the district HQ.
Police said the diminutive MLA was always physically and mentally tortured and tormented by her husband.
As early as Tuesday, she was thrashed by her husband at her MLA flat in Patna. It could not be immediately known what led to the ugly incident of domestic violence.
The couple, married in 1990s, have two sons and a daughter.
Mandal has several criminal cases pending against him.
His war of attrition with Shankar Singh, another criminal who unsuccessfully contested the just-concluded assembly elections, resulted in several incidents of mayhem and bloodbath in the area, police said.