A Muslim woman was flogged and tied to a tree for five hours on the account of trying to elope with her Hindu boyfriend.
The family managed to track her down and meted the punishment due to the “dishonour” she brought to the village.
The 19-year-old girl who is said to be the daughter of Mohammad Farid Ansari eloped with her lover Rupesh Kumar from Jogiya Maran Village in northeast India.
It was garnered that she has been dating her Hindu lover for more than 18 months, and told reporters that she was “ready for any punishment”.
She said, “I love the boy and will marry him come what may. I don’t believe in castes or religions.
“I am 19-year-old and can well decide whom I should marry, whom I should not”.
Her relationship was forbidden and her family managed to find her after contacting her lover, according to reports.
Though no arrests were made in relation to those who tied her up as no complaint was filed, it was further learnt that her father told reporters that he had asked his daughter to introduce him to her partner but she had refused.