Gujarat police has arrested a man for stripping and parading his wife naked as a punishment for allegedly eloping with another man in Dahod district.
The police on Wednesday arrested at least 18 other people for aiding the husband.
According to a report, the incident took place in the tribal-dominated Dhanpur taluka of Dahod district on July 6.
The incident came to light after the video of the alleged incident went viral on social media.
In the viral video, the woman’s husband, along with other villagers who were mostly his relatives, is seen dragging, hitting and stripping his wife in public, the police said.
As a punishment, the victim was also forced to carry her husband on her shoulders and walk, they added.
“The victim recently eloped with another man. Her husband and other villagers quickly traced the duo and brought them to the village. On July 6, she was traumatized in full public view as a punishment. We have arrested all the accused seen in the video,” a police official said.
The police said the accused were arrested on the charges of rioting, assault, criminal intimidation and outraging modesty of a woman under the IPC and under relevant provisions of the IT Act for making and circulating the video.