A video of a mentally challenged elderly woman being thrashed and dragged out of her house by her daughter and son- in-law in Gujarat’s Chhotaudepur district has gone viral on social media platforms.
According to police, the alleged incident took place in Velpur village under Sankheda taluka of Gujarat, around 200 km from Ahmedabad. The police swung into action after the video began to be widely shared on social media.
Superintendent of Police in-charge of Chhotaudepur, Dharmendra Sharma told the news agency PTI that the video was recorded yesterday. “We sent a police team to Velpur village to probe the incident after the video surfaced. The persons seen beating up the woman in the video are her daughter and son-in-law,” he was quoted as saying.
He added, “The accused claimed the woman is mentally unstable. They said they were trying to stop her after she attacked them with a sharp-edged weapon.”
The cops have registered an FIR against the daughter and her husband at the Sankheda police station under IPC section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and further investigation was on, he added.
In the viral video, a man and a woman are seen beating a frail old woman who is lying on the ground in a hut. The man tries to tie the elderly woman with a rope which she resists. Upon this, the woman’s daughter drags her and the victim’s son-in-law hauls her and throws her out of the hut.