4 held for sexually abusing and assaulting Dalit woman
Yadgir: The district police have arrested four on charges of sexually abusing and assaulting a dalit woman at Shahapur taluk in Yadgir district, on Monday.
The incident, that occurred about a year back, came to light after a video of the woman being stripped and assaulted went viral on social media. The Shahapur police, taking cognisance of offence, has registered a case under sections 354(b), 366, 376(d), 504, 506, 34 of the IPC and sections 3(1)(w), 3(2)(v) of SC/ST (Atrocities and Prevention) Act.
SP C B Vedamurthy said the police have identified the victim and contacted her. Based on the information provided by her, she was abused and assaulted about one year back, However, police are probing to corroborate the date and time of the incident.
Vedamurthy said the woman was dragged from a bus stop and taken to a field on Shahapur-Yadgir state highway. At the field, the accused stripped and thrashed her using sugarcane sticks and recorded the incident. The police have arrested four accused, he informed.
Courtesy : TOI
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