In a shocking incident, a village sarpanch and two of his associates have been arrested in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh after a video clip of them brutally beating a woman went viral on social media.
This incident took place on Sunday evening in Jallipalli village of Kuderu mandal and it came to notice only after the video clip went viral on social media after it was posted by a youth whose identity is still not known.
In the viral video Nagaraju along with two of his associates is seen trashing the widow women, kicking and dragging her. The sarpanch is also seen punching the lady on her face, stomach and punching her on head and face.
This issue took a political turn after YSRCP backed the victim and demanded police action against the accused who belong to the ruling party.
According to Kuderu police sub-inspector V Raju, Sudha had objected installation of a drinking water tank in front of her house.
“She picked up an argument with the sarpanch over the relocation of the water tank. An enraged Nagaraju started beating her up and the others joined him,” he said.
The accused and two others have been booked under Sections 354 (assault on woman with intention to outrage her modesty) and 355 (assault to dishonour a person) and 332 (hurting a person without provocation) of the Indian Penal Code. They were initially released on bail but were taken back into custody.
Case filed at Kuderu Police Station (Andhra Pradesh) against sarpanch & his friend for beating the woman.— ANI (@ANI_news) February 3, 2017