Video of woman beating elderly mother-in-law goes viral

Updated: Jun 10, 2019, 10:25 IST | mid-day online desk |

The incident was recorded on camera by a girl from the neighbourhood, a video of which later went viral

Screengrab from the video
Screengrab from the video

Mahendragarh (Haryana): In a horrifying incident, a woman was caught beating her elderly mother-in-law on camera in Niwaz Nagar village of Haryana's Mahendragarh district. The clip went viral on social media after a girl from the neighbourhood shared the video online.

Another Twitter user tagged Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on the video requesting to take cognizance of the matter. 

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar described the incident as "deplorable and condemnable", saying such behaviour should not be tolerated in a civilised society. Through a tweet, Khattar informed that a case has been registered and the accused woman had been arrested.

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Following which police took cognizance of the matter and reached the victim's house. The old lady was taken for a medical examination by cops. 

"We are taking her for medical examination after that we'll take her wherever she wants to go," a police official said. 

As seen in the video, the victim identified as Chand Bai was sitting on a cot while her daughter-in-law Kanta Devi pushes her forcefully and pulls her hair. 

Reportedly, Chand Bai's husband was an Assistant Sub Inspector in the Border Security Force and she receives pension from the government.

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Kanta Devi was arrested on Saturday morning and has been charged with section 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the IPC, the SP said. 

After recording the statement of the victim, police got her medically examined, a police officer said, adding that further investigations were underway.\

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