Jaipur, April 19 : In a shameful incident, a Khap panchayat forced a couple to strip and parade naked in a village in Banswara district after being beaten up mercilessly.
A video of the act later went viral on the social media.
The police said the incident took place on Sunday morning in the tribal-dominated Shambhupura village in Banswara when villagers beat up Kachru (20) and his cousin with whom he was allegedly in a relationship. Most villagers belong to the Bhil tribe.
Kachru and his cousin, 18, were in a relationship and had fled to Gujarat to escape their angry relatives. But later their relatives brought them back to the village. The police said that the after beating the couple, the villagers stripped them and paraded them naked inside the village.
The police got information from the video. The police said that preliminary investigations show that several villagers had put pressure on the couple’s families. The families were scared of the Khap-like order issued in the village and hence decided not to protest.
A case has been registered under relevant sections of the IPC and the Information Technology act against five individuals and around 10-12 unidentified persons.