New Delhi, Mar 23: A 25-year-old woman was brutally thrashed by her husband for allegedly eloping with a neighbour. The incident that took place after a panchayat verdict in Longa village of Syana region of Bulandshahr, came to light after the video of the incident went viral on Thursday. Also Read - Coronavirus: Day Before Malls, Restaurants, Hotels, Places of Worship Open, Here's Where Top 10 States Stand
An FIR was also filed against seven named and a dozen unknown men under IPC sections 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 354B (Assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe), 452 (House-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), 147 (Statement conducting to public mischief), etc. Police have arrested three people in connection with the case. Also Read - Unlock 1.0: Uttar Pradesh Government Specifies This AC Temperature For Shopping Malls, Restaurants
In the video, the woman can be seen standing with her hands tied to a tree while her husband can be heard saying,’Ab Bhag Ke Dikha‘. In her complaint, the woman alleged that she was taken inside a house by a few men and was molested as well. Also Read - UP News: 21 Fresh Coronavirus Cases in Gautam Buddh Nagar, Total Tally at 591
The victim alleged that she had gone away with her neighbour Dharmender Lodhi but on March 10, a few villagers brought them back to the village. She claimed that from 7 AM to 2 PM, her hands were tied and her husband Saudan Singh beat her mercilessly with belt and sticks, in full public view
“A few people did protest but no one came forward to rescue me. Later, a few village men took me inside our house and molested me, labelling me a prostitute. The former pradhan even made a video of my humiliation. After my ordeal, I was asked to stay quiet about the whole issue or I would be killed,” The Financial Express quoted the woman’s statement.