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Woman tied to tree, beaten up on orders of UP panchayat over ‘affair’ with brother-in-law’s son

A woman was allegedly tied to a tree and beaten up on the orders of a panchayat in a village in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, over an “illicit relationship” with her brother-in-law’s son.

lucknow Updated: Jul 06, 2018 14:26 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Muzaffarnagar (UP)
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The panchayat was called on the allegations levelled by the in-laws of his brother’s son, whose wife had left him and is living with her parents due to the alleged relationship.(HT/File Photo)

A woman was allegedly tied to a tree and beaten up on the orders of a panchayat in a village in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, over an “illicit relationship” with her brother-in-law’s son, police said on Friday.

The incident took place on Thursday in Toda village under Ratenpuri police station in the district and came to light after a purported video of the “punishment” went viral on the social media, circle officer Hariram Yadav said.

A case has been registered against eight people and three accused were arrested, he said, adding the woman has been sent for medical examination.

According to a complaint lodged by the victim’s husband, the woman was tied to a tree and beaten over her alleged relationship with his brother’s son, police said.

The panchayat was called on the allegations levelled by the in-laws of his brother’s son, whose wife had left him and is living with her parents due to the alleged relationship.

First Published: Jul 06, 2018 14:26 IST