For allegedly cheating on her partner, a married woman has been publicly beaten and forced to “marry” her lover.
The incident happened on Saturday night, April 16, in the Indian village of Madhya Krishnapur in West Bengal.
The embattled woman collapsed and was hospitalized after she was beaten, according to local police.
Teliamura Sub-divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Sonacharan Jamatia told news agency Press Trust of India: “We will send a team to meet the victim to know the actual incident.
“The police has not received any written complaint yet, but there will be an inquiry into the alleged incident“.
The woman told reporters that her husband led a group of fifteen men to a field while accusing her of having an extra-marital affair and began beating her, leading her to lose consciousness.
Her suspected lover was also physically harassed.
A video circulated on social media showed her surrounded by villagers after regaining consciousness, with them forcing her to exchange garlands with her alleged lover as a symbol of marriage as they made loud noises.
The video also showed some young people encouraging the husband to apply vermillion on the woman’s forehead.