19-year-old beaten and paraded in Madhya Pradesh for eloping, video shot on a cellphoneOn Sunday, a 19-year-old tribal woman was beaten with sticks and paraded by the male family members in Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh, for allegedly eloping with a man from another tribe. A 1 minute 40 seconds video, shot on a cellphone, probably by one of her tormentors, shows the poor woman being made to walk down the village road and thrashed with sticks by men while she cries for mercy.
The police have begun the investigations, though no complaint has been received yet. Only after the statements of the woman and her father are recorded, police will be able to take further action in the matter.
It is so upsetting and disturbing to see how cruelly the woman in our society are treated even today, how they are judged and punished for taking their own decisions. I hope the law punishes the men who harassed her and makes sure such incidents don't occur again.