Family feud turns violent: Karnataka woman tied with pole, thrashed after son elopes with girl | VIDEO

The assault stemmed from a longstanding dispute involving the woman's son, Manjunath, who belonged to the Kuruba community, and a girl from the Maratha community within the same village.

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A dreadful incident unfolded in Aremallapur village of Ranebennur district, Karnataka, as a 50-year-old woman became the victim of a brutal assault. She was tied to an electric pole and subjected to physical violence by a group of women. The distressing episode took place on April 30, within the jurisdiction of the Ranebennur Rural Police station, leading to the arrest of six individuals, including three women.

The assault stemmed from a longstanding dispute involving the woman's son, Manjunath, who belonged to the Kuruba community, and a girl from the Maratha community within the same village. Despite being in a relationship for two years, tensions escalated when the girl's family opposed their association. Manjunath's decision to elope with the girl further exacerbated the situation, prompting retaliation from the girl's family members.

Violent retaliation by women

In a disturbing turn of events, members of the girl's family resorted to violence against Manjunath's mother, Hanumavva Medleri. They forcibly dragged her onto the streets, where she was bound to an electric pole, and assaulted her. The barbaric act, witnessed by local villagers, was condemned by the community.

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Legal action against accused

Prompt intervention by local villagers led to the cessation of the assault, with law enforcement authorities swiftly notified of the incident. A police team promptly arrived at the scene, ensuring the victim's safety and providing necessary medical attention. Despite suffering minor injuries, she was discharged from the hospital shortly after.

Legal proceedings underway

After the victim's complaint, police registered a case against the accused under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. Charges include voluntarily causing harm, assault with intent to disrobe, criminal intimidation, and common intention. Three men and three women involved in the assault have been apprehended and are now facing legal proceedings for their actions.