Bhopal: In a bizarre incident, a young couple was allegedly assaulted and forced to drink urine by the family members of a tribal woman for marrying against their wishes in Madhya Pradesh’s Alirajjpur district.
The incident took place on July 25 at Hardaspur village, 25 km from the Alirajpur district headquarters.
The incident came to light after the couple approached the police and narrated their ordeal to them. They also filed a police complaint against the woman’s father, her two uncles and three others.
Two accused have been arrested while the search for the other accused is on, police said on Wednesday.
According to Ambua Police Station in-charge Vikas Kapis, the 19-year-old woman got married to a 21-year-old man from the same village against her family’s wishes in May this year, following which the matter went to the ‘jaat panchayat’, which ordered the man’s family to pay Rs 70,000 to the woman’s family as compensation and resolved the issue.
The couple then left for Gujarat in search of a job. Both returned back last week and stayed at the house of the husband’s uncle.
However, the woman’s family members went to the house at 4 am on July 25 and forced the couple to go with them at the gunpoint, the police officer said.
They allegedly tied the man to a pole and thrashed both up while the woman was half-stripped and her hair was cut too, Kapis said.
As if it was not enough, the accused allegedly forced the couple to drink urine, the police officer said.
While letting them go, the accused allegedly told the woman that this was a revenge for “hurting the family’s pride”.