Two men in the Madhya Pradesh capital allegedly cut off the genitals of a man who had eloped with their sister, police said.
The incident occurred at Berasia, a suburb of Bhopal, on Tuesday. The two brothers, Rakesh Kushwaha and Suresh Kushwaha, had been unhappy with Bhupendra Jain, 28, since he eloped with their sister Babli, police officials said.
Jain, a resident of Garethia Dangi village, located 40 km from Bhopal, had married Babli against the wishes of her family.
On Tuesday, Jain was called by Babli’s brothers to their home in Mahuakheda on the pretext of holding discussions to end the dispute.
Rakesh Kushwaha and Suresh Kushwaha promised the couple that they would get a proper marriage solemnised so that their relationship would have social sanction.
When Jain reached the house of the two brothers, there was an altercation. The brothers overpowered Jain and one of them allegedly attacked him with a knife, slashing his genitals, police said.
Jain was rushed to a nearby hospital. Later, he was shifted to Hamidia Hospital in Bhopal.
Police registered a case against the brothers.
Officials said Jain, a medical representative, and Babli, had married and were living together. Babli’s family, however, felt it was a live-in relationship that brought them disgrace. They were also upset because Jain belongs to a different caste.