Congress leader Bikram Singh Brahma, accused of rape, being slapped and kicked by public 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.
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