Mainpuri (UP), August 30
In a second such incident in every week in Uttar Pradesh, a Dalit widow and a person, each belonging to the identical neighborhood, had been publicly shamed for having a relationship.
Their heads had been tonsured, faces blackened and had been made to put on a garland of sneakers whereas makes an attempt had been additionally made to disrobe the lady.
The incident happened in Nagla Gurbaksh village on Friday evening.
Both of them, nevertheless, had been rescued by police in time.
A video of the incident has gone viral on social media.
Based on a criticism lodged by one of many victims, the police arrested three individuals on Saturday.
Mainpuri Superintendent of Police Ajay Kumar stated a case has been registered in opposition to 16 individuals, together with 10 unidentified ladies, below the IPC Sections 499 and 500 (defamation), 269 and 270 (negligent act prone to unfold infectious ailments) and part 506 (legal intimidation).
He stated a search was on for the remaining accused.
The locals have claimed that the duo was in a relationship for the previous three years.
They stated a neighbour of the lady had allegedly caught her in a “compromising position” with the person on Friday evening after which they thrashed and publicly shamed them.
The incident got here days after a widow and a differently-abled man was thrashed, their heads tonsured and faces blackened earlier than being paraded in a village as punishment for his or her alleged illicit relationship in Kannauj district. IANS