This Article is From Jul 06, 2018

Woman Punished By Panchayat Over "Illicit Relationship" In UP

A case has been registered against eight people and three accused were arrested, he said, adding the woman has been sent for medical examination.

Woman Punished By Panchayat Over 'Illicit Relationship' In UP

Woman was tied to tree, beaten over "illicit relationship" with her brother-in-law's son.

Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh):

A woman was allegedly tied from a tree and beaten up on the orders of a panchayat in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar over an "illicit relationship" with her brother-in-law's son.

The incident happened on Thursday in Toda village under Ratenpuri police station in the district and came to light after a purported video of the "punishment" went viral on the social media, Circle Officer  Hariram Yadav said.

A case has been registered against eight people and three accused were arrested, he said, adding the woman has been sent for medical examination.

According to a complaint lodged by the victim's husband, the woman was tied from a tree and beaten over her alleged relationship with his brother's son, police said.

The panchayat was called on the allegations levelled by the in-laws of his brother's son, whose wife had left him and leaving with her parents due to the alleged relationship.