A tribal girl in northern West Bengal was dragged out of her house, stripped, paraded bare by some villagers allegedly as punishment for an extra-marital affair. The complete incident was filmed. Six out of the 11 accused have been arrested by now, the police have stated.
The incident occurred on Wednesday, June 9, within the Kumargram police circle of Alipurduar district. It, nonetheless, got here to mild solely on Sunday after movies of the assault surfaced on social media.
The girl had apparently left her husband some six months in the past allegedly following an extramarital affair, native sources stated. Following her return final week, some locals barged into her house on Wednesday evening, dragged her out and disrobed her. She was then showered with filthy abuse and made to march bare by the village.
She disappeared after that and nobody knowledgeable the police of the incident, until the movies got here out. The girl was then tracked right down to her parental house in Assam — her husband led the police there — and introduced again.
After being endorsed, she filed a primary info report within the presence of her husband, naming those that assaulted her, 5 of whom are nonetheless on the run. Among the varied IPC sections, the accused are being charged with Section 307, pertaining to try to homicide.
The police have been given 12 days custody of the individuals arrested on Sunday. Three others have been arrested as we speak.
The assault wasn’t the handiwork of a salishi sabha or a kangaroo court docket, in keeping with the police, however a spontaneous assault by some youth belonging to the identical tribe as the girl.
Several right-wing organisations have, in the meantime, tweeted concerning the incident, accusing the administration of “silence” and inaction.
“Some vested groups with mischievous intentions are misrepresenting the incident. Legal step is being taken against them separately,” the police tweeted.
An area Trinamool chief Dhiresh Roy has condemned the incident and referred to as for the harshest punishment for the responsible.