Kolkata, May 31: A woman in Kolkata beat up her mother-in-law for plucking flowers without her permission. The elderly woman was severely thrashed by her daughter-in-law for a paltry action. The incident came to light after the video went viral on the social media thereby causing the police to look at it and take necessary action. The video was shot by the victim’s neighbour but the latter didn’t go to the police nor did the victim herself. Also Read - West Bengal: Cyclone Amphan Damages World's Largest Banyan Tree in Howrah Botanical Garden

75-year-old Jashoda Paul, who is an amnesia patient was beaten up by her daughter-in-law Swapna Paul. Swapna Paul has been living in Jasoda’s house. No one intervened since the ones present- Jashoda’s grandsons, were sleeping inside the house when the incident took place. Also Read - Cyclone Amphan: Anushka Sharma, Arjun Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Bhumi Pednekar, Others Extend Prayers For Victims



An official of the Bansdroni police station, Sergeant Subhra Chakraborty, noticed the video and thereafter police started looking for other details. Police got details of Rantu Sengupta from whose Facebook account the video was uploaded. After persuading for the longest time possible, Sengupta was made to believe that his name wouldn’t be cropping and hence the latter diclosed. He revealed that he received the video from a doctor in Bholar Bazar area of Canning. He gave the address of a doctor from whom he had procured the video. The police then headed way and found the victim and have arrested the accused. Also Read - Aftermath of Cyclone 'Amphan' in Kolkata: Uprooted Trees, Inundated ATMS, City Plunged in Darkness, Homes Swamped With Rainwater

It must be noted that the Kolkata Police runs a project called ‘Pranam’ which ensures safety and security of elderly people in their houses.