DGP Umesh Mishra said that the woman was in a relationship with another man. The in-laws of the woman kidnapped her and took her to their village where the incident took place.
JAIPUR: A 21-year-old tribal woman was allegedly stripped naked and paraded in a village in Rajasthan’s Pratapgarh district by her husband, police said after a video of the incident surfaced online.
Initial investigation revealed that the woman was in a relationship with another man, Dhariyawad SHO Peshawar Khan said on Friday, adding that the incident took place on Thursday.
Director General of Police (DGP) Umesh Mishra said the in-laws of the woman kidnapped her and took her to their village where the incident took place.
Her in-laws were annoyed as she was staying with another man, he said.
On the direction of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, DGP Mishra sent ADG (Crime) Dinesh M N to Pratapgarh Friday night.
The video showed a man stripping a woman in front of people and parading her naked in a village in the district.
DGP Mishra in Jaipur said the state government has taken the incident very seriously and has sent ADG Dinesh to Pratapgarh. He said six teams have been formed to arrest the accused and Pratapgarh Superintendent of Police Amit Kumar is camping in the village.
Gehlot took cognizance of the incident and posted on X, “Such incidents have no place in a civilized society.”
He said the accused will be arrested soon and tried in a fast-track court.
Former chief minister Vasundhara Raje alleged that the video of a pregnant woman being stripped in front of people was doing rounds on social media, but the administration was not aware of it. The BJP leader also appealed to people to not share the video, saying the incident has put Rajasthan to shame.
Governance in Rajasthan totally absent: Nadda
BJP president J P Nadda on Saturday lashed out at the Congress-led Rajasthan government over the alleged incident of a tribal woman being paraded naked, saying governance in the state is “totally absent” while the chief minister and his colleagues are busy in a factional fight.
Nadda said on X, “The video from Pratapgarh, Rajasthan is shocking. What is worse is governance in Rajasthan is totally absent. The CM and Ministers are busy settling factional squabbles, and the remaining time is spent appeasing one dynasty in Delhi. It’s no wonder the issue of women’s safety is being completely ignored in the state.”
He added, “Every single day, there is an instance of harassment against women. The people of Rajasthan will teach the state Government a lesson.”