Man, woman paraded naked in Chhattisgarh over extra-marital affair; four including wife arrested

Police in Chhattisgarh say that they have arrested four people after a married man and a woman were paraded naked in the Kondagaon district. Both of them were accused of having an extra-marital affair. Among those arrested is also the wife of the married man, who was stripped naked and paraded.

The incident took place on 11 June in in village under Urindabeda police station, while the arrests were made on Tuesday.

According to news agency PTI, a special police team was rushed to the village after the incident came to light.

The woman first allegedly caught her husband with another woman. Seeing this, she called people including some of her relatives from the village. The villagers decided to take the matter into their hands stripped them naked and paraded them in the village. The villagers tied their hands with bamboo from behind and were forced to walk around the village.

A case was registered at Urindabeda police station under section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman to outrage her modesty) and other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code based on the victim’s statements. The police arrested four people including the victim’s wife.

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