PATNA, Nov. 17 -- An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Madhepura police was assaulted by a group of villagers after he was caught in the house of a widow late on Friday night.

The ASI, identified as Prabhakar Rai, was on duty when he was found at the widow's house located near Phulaut police outpost in the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.

The 50-year-old married ASI and the woman were not in a compromising position when the villagers stormed the house, said SDPO (Udakishanganj) C P Yadav, adding that they beat up the policeman but spared the widow.

After getting the information about the incident, Yadav said, he and SDO Z Hasan reached the spot along with force and freed the ASI after promising the villagers that stern action wil...