A woman in a Jharkhand village was stripped, beaten up and then paraded through the villages by locals.
Sukari Nayak, who has been accused of killing a 12-year-old boy Balchand Bhagat, was first stripped by villagers, paraded through the village and then tied to a tree. She was beaten mercilessly by the villagers. Police rescued her late on Thursday evening.
Villagers said that Sukari had taken some villagers to Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh to work in a brick kiln factory. Balchand had accompanied her. Sukari returned to the village and told Balchand's parents that he had gone missing from Mugalsarai station.
On Thursday, the villagers dragged her from her house and stripped her. She was beaten up by Balchand's parents. Police have registered a First Information Report against five persons, including the parents of the boy.
Sukari had told police that the boy Balchand had fallen in love with a girl and had discovered later that she was in love with another boy.
The brick kiln worker had told Sukari to take Balchand back home. When she was bringing him, Balchand fled from Mugalsarai station, perhaps to meet his beloved.
"We have arrested the boy's father and will arrest the others," said a police official of Chano police station under which the village is located. "We are trying to trace the missing boy."