Jaipur: A tribal couple was allegedly stripped and beaten up by family members of the wife for having married against their wishes in the Banswara district, a video of which has went viral on social media.
Taking note of the shocking video, the Kalinjara police station have registered a case in the matter under various sections of the IPC and IT Act.
So far, four accused incident have been arrested.
The incident happened on Sunday in Shambhupura village in Banswara district where a newly wed couple were stripped off and beaten by a group of 15-20 people.
“We came to know about the matter when a video circulated on social media on Tuesday night. Four persons have been arrested including girl’s father,” Banswara collector, Bhagwati Prasad told PTI.
Banswara Circle Officer, Bharat Ram Meena said that the FIR was registered on the complaint of the husband.
We have registered a case against 15-20 people under various IPC sections 307 (Attempt to murder), 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy) and sections of IT Act.
Meena further said that the family members of the victim girl following the incident sold her at Rs 75,000 and was paid Rs 5,000 in advance to someone in the neighbouring village.
The couple, fearing the reaction of the girl’s family had left their village on March 22. Later, girl’s family members traced them and took them back to Shambhupura where the entire incident happened on April 16.
Four including, girl’s father, have been arrested and hunt for other accused is on.