Police had today, Monday, November 10, 2014, disclosed that a woman was partially stripped naked and paraded on a donkey through her village in northern India for allegedly killing her nephew who died sometime earlier.
It was also said that some residents of the village had painted her face black with coal dust and cut her hair according to directives issued by a local council of elders in Rajasthan.
An additional superintendent of police, Sudhir Joshi had said that about 39 people mostly mostly members of the village in Rajsamand district, have been nabbed in connection with the crime which reportedly took place on the night of Saturday, November 8, 2014.
While narrating the incident to AFP, Josi said, “The woman aged around 40 years was in her house when some villagers stormed into the house and pulled her out on Saturday evening.”
“They cut her hair, blackened her face and stripped her half naked. Then they mounted her on a donkey and paraded her in the village for ten minutes.”
“It was after a meeting of the panchayat (village elders). The cruel punishment was meted out to the woman just on a suspicion.”
He added that the woman after the torture was now with her family members who are taking care of her.