A Tribal woman was allegedly gangraped by 10 people, including her husband, and paraded naked and forced to drink urine in front of her minor son following a land dispute.
After the woman lodged a complaint in which she alleged that the attack was carried out at the behest of her husband, all the accused were arrested, police said on Sunday.
The incident took place three days ago at Bhiali Kheda village under Piplod police station. The victim reported the matter on June 13 to police after her family members brought her to Khandwa district hospital, police said.
The woman alleged that before she was gangraped by her husband Kailash Rumalia and her relatives, she was paraded naked and forced to drink urine in front of her minor son when she asked for water.
Meanwhile, the woman’s husband claimed before mediapersons that because of a land dispute, she was levelling baseless allegations against him and other villagers and also said that he doubted her character.
Police have registered a case under IPC sections 376 (g) (gangrape), 354 (b) (act with intent to disrobe a woman), 294 (obscene acts and songs), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) against the accused and are further probing the incident.
Deputy Superintendent of Police, Women’s Cell Sunita Rawat said woman constables have been deployed at the hospital where the victim is undergoing treatment.
The Muslim woman had come to court to make sure her parents do not harm her and her husband for their inter-religion marriage.