A widow was beaten, her face blackened and she was paraded with a wreath of footwear in a village in Maharashtra’s Nashik district by some women after she questioned the circumstances surrounding her husband’s death, police said Tuesday.
The incident took place in Shivre village in Chandwad taluka, 65 km from Nashik town, on January 30.
An official said the victim was recently injured in a traffic accident, after which her husband dropped her off at her parents’ house. He had also come to meet her twice with their daughters.
However, when she was with her parents, she was told by her in-laws that her husband had committed suicide.
“During the post-death ritual on Jan. 30, the wife expressed doubts about the circumstances surrounding her husband’s death, which angered her sister-in-law,” the official said.
The sister-in-law and some other women from the village blackened the victim’s face, hurled her with footwear and paraded her through the village.
She was rescued after a police team rushed to the scene, the official said. No case has been registered yet.
Featured video of the day
Shah Rukh Khan’s “Alternate Business” Plan and Other Great Quotes