Madhya Pradesh Girl Dragged and Thrashed for Leaving House of in-Laws

A handcuff kept aside on a table

In the Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh, a 19-year-old tribal girl was dragged by her hair, hung from a tree, and beaten up with sticks by her father and brothers for leaving the house of her in-laws.

The Madhya Pradesh police registered a case against the accused after the video of the incident came to notice of the cyber cell of Madhya Pradesh police.

The victim was recently married and was unhappy in her matrimonial house, where she was allegedly subjected to domestic violence. Her husband, soon after their marriage, went to Gujarat to work as a laborer.

The girl, upset with her in-laws, fled to her maternal uncle’s house and started living with her maternal uncle. This enraged her father and first cousins.

Her father and cousins dragged her out of her uncle’s house and thrashed her in front of hoards of smiling onlookers. Some of the onlookers even recorded videos of the assault on their mobile phones. Later, the accused hung the woman from a tree and assaulted her again. A video shows the woman dangling from the branch of a tree as her father and cousins thrash her with sticks even as she pleads for mercy and help.

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Madhya Pradesh police on Friday identified all the accused and arrested them. The names of the accused are identified as Kel Singh and three first cousins Karam Bheel, Bhuwan Bheel, and Dinesh Bheel.

Police said the accused had been booked under sections 294 (obscene words), 34 (common intention), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 355 (use of criminal force), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.

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