Bhopal : A woman in a tribal-dominated village in Madhya Pradesh’s Jhabhua district was beaten up and shamed because she ran away from her home, with a man she loved, the police said.
Vijay Dawar, Additional Superintendent Of Police, Devigarh, giving more details, said, “The woman left her home about ten days back. About 10-12 men misbehaved with the woman after she was back in the village and publicly shamed; they snatched her dupatta. We are trying to ensure there isn’t a repeat of such incidents.”
The 27-year-old married woman was also forced to carry her husband on shoulders as a punishment. Two people have been arrested.
In a video that was viral on widely shared on Saturday, the woman, carrying her husband on shoulders, struggles to walk as a group of men around her hoot and try to shame her. An old man laughs and dances in front of her and another man hits her with a stick. She can barely carry her husband’s weight but she is forced to continue to walk.
Here is the video
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The woman ran away from her husband’s home in Devigarh with the man she loved to Gujarat a few days ago, said police. Her husband and in-laws traced her two days back and she was brought to Devigarh yesterday.
As a punishment the villagers told her to walk carrying her husband on shoulders; people around filmed her and circulated the video on WhatsApp.