A shocking incident of harassment against woman on basis of rumours has come to light from Jharkhand’s Koderma district. As per the reports, the woman was allegedly stripped and her hair was chopped off on suspicion of her having an illicit relationship with her nephew.
The panchayat decision to mete out the punishment came on August 21, a day after the woman had filed a complaint against her 22-yr-old nephew for taking advantage of her in her husband’s absence.
The woman alleged that she had revealed her nephew’s advances to some women of Dengodih village but instead of helping her, a women panchayat was called on August 21, where she was beaten and her hair was chopped off.
A case was registered on the woman’s complaint. In her complaint, the woman said she was dragged out of her house and brought before the panchayat, comprising mostly women, to reprimand her. The police have registered a case against 11 people for their involvement in the case.