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Mother-in-law arrested, husband absconding after video of assault on Gujarat woman goes viral

The woman from Ahmedabad told local media that her husband and mother-in-law forced her to do whatever they wanted and beat her up when she refused.

india Updated: May 20, 2018 22:56 IST
Press Trust of India, Ahmedabad
Wife beating,Domestic abuse,Domestic violence
The Gujarat State Commission for Women asked police to provide justice to the victim.(HT/File Photo)

A woman was arrested on Sunday for allegedly subjecting her daughter-in-law to physical and mental torture in Meghaninagar area of Ahmedabad, police said.

The victim’s husband, who has also been named in the complaint as an accused, is absconding and efforts were on to apprehend him, inspector AD Gohil of Meghaninagar police station said.

“The victim lodged a complaint today under sections 498A (husband subjecting woman to cruelty), 294 (obscene act in public) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of IPC. We have arrested the mother-in-law, Chanda Trivedi, and efforts are on to nab the son Tushar,” Gohil said.

A video of the victim being beaten by the two accused went viral on social media.

The video footage shows the victim, along with a four-year-old child, emerging from their house, reportedly after an argument with Chanda, and then getting assaulted by her husband.

The victim told a local television channel that the two accused were forcing her to “meet” a government official in Gandhinagar, identified by her as Shuklaji.

“They force me to do what they want and when I resist, they torture me,” she told the channel.

Lilaben Ankolia, chairperson of the Gujarat State Commission for Women said that the commission had taken note of the video and had asked police to provide justice to the victim.

“As soon as I saw the video, I contacted the police and asked them to arrest the accused at the earliest,” Ankolia said.

First Published: May 20, 2018 22:56 IST