Rajrani Jain, 70, was assaulted by her daughter-in-law Sangeeta, who has been arrested
In CCTV footage from a home in Uttar Pradesh, an elderly woman is seen cowering in her bed as she is slapped, kicked, choked and beaten with a stone. Her attacker is her own daughter-in-law.
Sangeeta Jain was arrested this morning for attempted murder after the video of her vicious assault on her 70-year-old mother-in-law Rajrani Jain went viral on social media. The camera had been secretly installed by her husband.
She claims the video is fake. "They made this fake video to ruin me. They beat me so many times...there is no video of that," she said.
The disturbing visuals are from January 5, when the two women were at their home in Bijnore.
Sangeeta is seen mercilessly beating the older woman, trying to strangle her with a cloth, dragging her by her hair and slapping her repeatedly. She pauses only to get a heavy stone and then starts raining fresh blows, jumping on the bed. Throughout the assault, her mother-in-law clings to her quilt for dear life.
"She came out of the kitchen and started slapping me. She also started to beat me with bricks...I do not know why she does it," said a badly wounded Rajrani Jain, her head wrapped in bandages.
Her son Sandeep has been married for seven years to Sangeeta, and faces a dowry harassment case.
"She was always like this. She used to attack us all - my parents, me..." Sandeep Jain told reporters. He couldn't explain why he waited this long to go to the police.
"I waited for a year and then thought of installing a CCTV camera to expose her," he said.
Speaking about the video, senior police officer Daljit Chowdhury said: "It is a pity that she behaved like this. There is a lot of fighting in the family, it is a family dispute, but now we have the footage. We will definitely take action."