A video clip of the incident shows several villagers watching the assault but did not stop the men from thrashing her
The Hush Post: Several villagers in a Bihar village flogged a girl on panchayat’s orders for eloping with a man. A video of the incident has gone viral on social media.
The villagers tied with the young girl a tree and mercilessly flogged her for hours on the orders of the panchayat. The incident occurred in Nawada district of Bihar on Friday. The girl had eloped with a man from a different caste, a report said.
Shockingly, the girl’s family also supported this punishment. Her family stood by and watched people beating her up. Somebody filmed the incident and its video clip has gone viral on social media, the report said.
The report said the girl, a native of Rajauli village, had eloped with her boyfriend on September 30. The couple was living together in a nearby village.
The villagers caught the girl and dragged her back to Rajauli. Back in the village, the panchayat ordered to punish her for eloping with a man of another caste.
The viral video shows several villagers watching the assault and the victim fainting many times. But, nobody stopped the men from beating her up.
The girl said, in statement to media later, that she had run away of her own free will.
But, the girl’s father said the punishment was justified by the “crime” committed by her. “We want her to get married to someone from our own caste and not outside of it,” her father said.