In what is being seen as a suspected case of elopement by a wife, the husband supported by local panchayat allegedly not only successfully brought her back but also gave her public beating for daring to escape.
The incident is shocking because it is said that woman was later also molested and a video of the ordeal was made to teach her a lesson.
The incident is of Longa village of Syana region in Bulandshahar and the local police has registered the case against seven men as the video of molestation went viral.
Sources said that the initially the husband gets to thrash his 25-year-old wife mercilessly after a panchayat verdict allowed him to do so.
A large crowd is also seen witnessing the event and the husband is heard saying “Ab bhaag ke dikha.”(Do dare and run again).
According to the woman’s complaint, she was later molested by a few men as well and they termed her prostitute.
The woman had allegedly eloped with a village youth.
Police said that they are making efforts in nabbing the accused.