A shocking incident has emerged from Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh, in which a woman was allegedly publicly punished due to love relations with a different caste man. The 27-year-old woman was forced to carry her husband on shoulders as a punishment. Two people have been arrested. The woman, who appears to be in her twenties, is surrounded by a crowd of tens of people. All of them are men-young, mid-age and the old. They are shouting, some dancing and others hooting at her plight.
In a video that was viral on widely shared on Saturday, the woman, carrying her husband on shoulders, struggles to walk as a group of men around her hoot and try to shame her. The woman ran away from her husband's home in Devigarh with the man she loved to Gujarat a few days ago, said police. Her husband and in-laws traced her two days back and she was brought to Devigarh yesterday.
Madhya Pradesh: Villagers force a woman to carry her husband on her shoulders as a punishment in Devigarh, Jhabua allegedly for marrying a man from a different caste. (12.4.19)— ANI (@ANI)
The local police have taken cognizance in the case. Jhabua Superintendent of Police (SP) Vineet Jain told the news agency ANI that two people have been arrested so far in the case. As well as trying to catch the other accused continues. A case was registered against nearly a dozen people. He said, "A woman was tortured and humiliated in public. This is really inhuman. I have told the police station in-charge to go there with additional force and have told them that whoever was present there at the time of the incident should be called to the police station."