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Couple beaten, forced to drink urine by kin

first_imgOpposed to her love marriage, the family members of a tribal woman allegedly assaulted her and her husband and forced them to drink urine, the district police said on Tuesday. The incident took place at Hardaspur village, near the Alirajpur district headquarters, last Wednesday. Ambua Police Station in-charge Vikas Kapis said the 19-year-old woman had married a 21-year-old man from the same village against her parents’ wishes in May this year. Later, the ‘jaat panchayat’ (community body) intervened and ordered that the man’s family pay ₹70,000 to the woman’s family as compensation and resolve the issue, Mr. Kapis said. The couple then left for Gujarat in search of job. When they returned last week, the couple stayed at the house of the husband’s uncle. The woman’s family members went to the house at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, and forced the couple to go with them at gunpoint, Mr. Kapis said. They allegedly tied the man to a pole and beat him up. The woman was half-stripped, her hair was cut and she too was beaten, he added. The accused allegedly forced the couple to drink urine, the police officer said.‘A revenge’ While letting them go, the accused allegedly told the woman that this was a revenge for ‘hurting the family’s pride’. The couple approached the police and filed a complaint against the woman’s father, her two uncles and three others. “Two of the accused were arrested on Monday. Search for the other accused is on,” said District Superintendent of Police Vipul Shrivastava.last_img

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