A 17-year-old teen in a village in Chhota Udepur was mercilessly beaten by a crowd while her father looked on. The teen’s only transgression was to fall in love.
The incident happened in Bilwant village of the district where the crowd continued to mercilessly beat the teen even as she shouted for help. A video of the beating went viral and soon reached the Rangpur police station who upon investigation found that the incident had happened in Bilwant village, which is on the Madhya Pradesh border.
Police found that the girl had been sent to her sister’s place in Madhya Pradesh and that the teen had originally eloped with her lover. But on returning home, she was beaten by the villagers. Police said they are in the process of getting the teen back form Madhya Pradesh and are also investigating to know who all are involved in the incident.
Investigations also revealed that the girl’s father was present when she was beaten mercilessly. Police said the villagers had initially called her back stating that they would accept her relation but began beating her once she returned.