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NCW meets victim of caste panchayat`s order

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 15:28

Udaipur: National Commission for Women chairperson Mamata Sharma on Tuesday met the woman who was publicly stripped and beaten on the orders of a caste panchayat in the district for allegedly having an extra-marital affair.

Sharma sought details about the incident from senior officers after speaking to the woman, an official source said.

She also held a meeting with the officers concerned in the case, they said.

The married woman was accused of having eloped with her paramour and the two were stripped by villagers, beaten and tied to a tree in a village in Sarada area on July 22.

Eight accused, including her husband Hamji, have been arrested and an inquiry has already been ordered by the state government.

The woman is presently staying with her parents in the same area, police said.


First Published: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 15:28

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