West Bengal Woman Paraded Naked, Beaten As A “Punishment” For Alleged Extramarital Affair

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Woman paraded naked for alleged extramarital affair: In a shocking incident in West Bengal, a woman was paraded naked and beaten up by villagers for an alleged extramarital affair with a man from an adjacent village. This was the “punishment” an unofficial court assigned her for the “crime”. Six arrests have been made so far in the case.

Trigger warning: The following article contains details of physical assault. Some may find it extremely disturbing. Reader’s discretion is advised.

West Bengal woman beaten naked for alleged extramarital affair

On Thursday (June 10), a 35-year-old woman in Alipurduar, West Bengal returned to her husband’s house after six months. Soon after, the villagers cornered her accusing her of having an extramarital affair with a man from the next village. An unofficial court comprising of village elders then ordered that the woman was to be stripped and paraded as a form of punishment for her actions. She was thereby paraded naked and beaten up by a bunch of villagers.

As per reports, the police learnt about the incident on Sunday (June 13) after a video of the incident went viral on social media. In the video the woman is heard saying, “Mariye na kitna mariyega  (beat me as much as you can).” She then left for her parent’s home in Assam. On Sunday, the police brought her back and registered a complaint against the villagers who carried out the alleged assault. According to ANI, six arrests have been made in the case so far.

“We got 12-day remand for further investigation. Raids are on to arrest the other accused and action will be taken as per law,” said SP Bholanath Pandey.

In May this year, a 23-year-old woman from Tripura died by suicide after she was allegedly paraded naked over accusations of an extramarital affair. Four people were arrested by the police on charges of abetting the suicide. News reports suggest that an obscene video of the woman was displayed on a big screen at the local market following which people of the area assembled in front of her house. The villagers allegedly trimmed her hair, forced her to wear a garland of shoes and paraded her naked across the village after tying her rope. On returning home, the woman allegedly consumed poison and died on the spot. Read more about the incident here.