The teen was thrashed with sticks and beaten up by her family members as she tries to save herself.
In a shocking incident, a 19-year-old tribal woman was assaulted with sticks by her family members in Madhya Pradesh’s in Alirajpur district over her relationship with a man from another caste.
The video of the incident showing the woman being hit with sticks in broad daylight has gone viral on social media.
The police swung into action after wide circulation of the video on social networking sites and arrested four people for thrashing the woman.
The police said the incident took place on August 31 when the woman was thrashed for her relationship with a man from a different caste. Taking cognizance of the viral video, the police initiated an investigation into the matter.
During the probe, the police found out that the case was from Temachi village near Ambua police station. The police said when the girl’s relatives found about her affair, they made the woman walk down the road as they thrashed her with sticks as punishment.
On Tuesday evening, the victim’s father approached the police to file a complaint against the family members. He told the police that his daughter was brutally beaten up and when he protested, he was also abused.
Acting on the complaint of the girl’s father, the police registered a case against the woman’s brother-in-law and three others under 294 (obscene acts), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code. The four have been arrested, police said.