A younger tribal couple from a village in Gujarat’s Chhotaudepur district was allegedly kidnapped, tied to a tree and thrashed with sticks as a punishment for eloping, the police mentioned on Wednesday.
The police have arrested 9 males for the alleged assault that came about in Chiliyavant village underneath the Rangpur police station in Chhotaudepur district on Tuesday, Deputy Superintendent of Police AV Katkad mentioned.
A video of the incident, which surfaced on social media, confirmed some males taking turns to beat the couple, who had been tied to a tree, with sticks within the presence of different villagers, the police mentioned.
On studying concerning the incident by way of the video, the police rushed to the village on Wednesday and arrested the accused on the costs of rioting, kidnapping and unlawful confinement based mostly on a criticism filed by the woman, the official mentioned.
“The couple had eloped on July 18 with an intention of getting married. Nonetheless, offended villagers finally traced them to a neighbouring village and introduced them again to Chiliyavant on Tuesday morning. The accused tied the duo to a tree and thrashed them with sticks,” the DySP mentioned.
The sufferer in her criticism has claimed that the accused had been offended as a result of a neighborhood custom bars marriage of man and girl from the identical village, it was acknowledged.
An analogous incident came about in Dhada village underneath Rangpur police station a month in the past, the place a tribal couple was assaulted by 5 males as a punishment for eloping.
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