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Gujarat Couple Tied To Tree, Beaten Up For Eloping, 9 Arrested: Police


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The police arrested the accused on fees of rioting, kidnapping. (Representational)

Chhotaudepur:

A younger tribal couple from a village in Gujarat’s Chhotaudepur district was allegedly kidnapped, tied to a tree and thrashed with sticks as a punishment for eloping, the police mentioned on Wednesday.

The police have arrested 9 males for the alleged assault that befell in Chiliyavant village underneath the Rangpur police station in Chhotaudepur district on Tuesday, Deputy Superintendent of Police AV Katkad mentioned.

A video of the incident, which surfaced on social media, confirmed some males taking turns to beat the couple, who had been tied to a tree, with sticks within the presence of different villagers, the police mentioned.

On studying concerning the incident via the video, the police rushed to the village on Wednesday and arrested the accused on the fees of rioting, kidnapping and unlawful confinement based mostly on a grievance filed by the lady, the official mentioned.

“The couple had eloped on July 18 with an intention of getting married. However, angry villagers eventually traced them to a neighbouring village and brought them back to Chiliyavant on Tuesday morning. The accused tied the duo to a tree and thrashed them with sticks,” the DySP mentioned.

The sufferer in her grievance has claimed that the accused had been indignant as a result of a neighborhood custom bars marriage of man and lady from the identical village, it was said.

An identical incident befell in Dhada village underneath Rangpur police station a month in the past, the place a tribal couple was assaulted by 5 males as a punishment for eloping.

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