Couple beaten, tonsured, garlanded with shoes and paraded in UP village

Police said the woman’s relatives were involved and two of them have been arrested and the rest were who were seen in a video were being identified.
A police team recording the statement of the victims in Gursahaigunj village in Kannauj.(HT PHOTO)
A police team recording the statement of the victims in Gursahaigunj village in Kannauj.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 10:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kanpur | ByHT Correspondent

A widow and a physically challenged man living together in Kannauj came under a vicious attack on Wednesday from members of the woman’s family who were opposed to their relationship, the Uttar Pradesh police said.

Members of the man’s family and other villagers are also alleged to have taken part in the assault.

The attackers tonsured the two, blackened their faces and garlanded them with shoes before parading through the village in Gursahaigunj, about 100 km from Kanpur and beating them on the street, police said

Circle officer, City, Sheshmani Upadhyaya said the woman’s relatives were involved and two of them have been arrested and the rest were being identified through a video which was made by someone in the crowd.

“They are undergoing treatment at the local government hospital. An FIR has also been lodged,” he said.

The woman, aged 40 and the man were said to be in a relationship for the last three years since her husband passed away. The man was helping her raise her kids. But relatives of her husband were opposed to it.

Early Wednesday morning when the woman was talking to the man near his house, a group of people showed up and beat them up.

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