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 stated on Wednesday.
The police have arrested 9 males for the alleged assault that passed off in Chiliyavant village underneath the Rangpur police station in Chhotaudepur district on Tuesday, Deputy (*9*) of Police AV Katkad stated.
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 stated.
On studying concerning the incident via the video, the police hastened to the village on Wednesday and arrested the accused on the costs of rioting, kidnapping and unlawful confinement based mostly on a grievance filed by the woman, the official stated.
“The couple had eloped on July 18 with an intention of getting married. However, offended villagers finally traced them to a neighboring 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 stated.
The sufferer in her grievance has claimed that the accused had been offended as a result of an area custom bars marriage of man and girl from the identical village, it was acknowledged.
An identical incident passed off 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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