Bhopal: Opposed to her love marriage, family members of a tribal woman allegedly assaulted her and her husband and forced them to drink urine, the Alirajpur district police said on Tuesday.
The incident took place at Hardaspur village, 25 km from the district headquarters, on July 25.
Ambua police station in-charge Vikas Kapis said the 19-year-old woman had married a 21-year-old man from the same village against her parents’ wishes in May this year. The couple approached the police after the incident and filed a complaint against the woman’s father, her two uncles and three others.
“Two of the accused were arrested on Monday,” said district superintendent of police Vipul Shrivastava.
- The woman’s family members went to the house of her husband’s uncle at 4 am on July 25, and forced the couple to go with them at gun-point. The couple were staying there after returning from Gujarat.
- They allegedly tied the man to a pole and beat him up. The woman was half-stripped, her hair was cut and she too was beaten, Kapis said.
- While letting them go, the accused allegedly told the woman, that this was the revenge for ‘hurting the family’s pride’.