In this image taken from video obtained from Network 1 News and Information Syndicate (NNIS), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Bikram Singh Brahma, right, a leader of Congress party, attacked by men, one with a stick, and women, in the village of Santipur on Thursday, January 3, 2013. Police said Brahma was visiting the village of Santipur on the Bhutan border when he entered a woman's house and raped her at 2 am. In a sign that attitudes might be changing since the rape of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi, who died of severe internal injuries, police have arrested Brahma.
In an embarrassment to the Congress ahead of the Panchayat elections in February, a case has been registered against the local party leader in the Bodoland area of Assam for allegedly raping a woman.
Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Congress Committee chief convener Bikramsingh Brahma allegedly entered the woman's house forcefully at around 2 am and raped her.
It was only when the woman, a mother of two, cried out for help that the villagers reached and rescued her. They caught hold of Brahma and beat him up till the local police reached. The Congress has expelled Brahma from the party.
Police said they have taken the woman's statement and have registered a case against Brahma.
In a swift move, the ruling Congress expelled the local party leader in the Bodoland area of Assam who has been accused of raping a mother of two.
TV channels telecast footage of Bramha, who had contested the 2011 assembly elections from Sapaguri constituency in Baksa district, being slapped, kicked and caned by agitated men and women who ripped off his clothes.