Odisha woman arrested for thrashing mother-in-law in Bargarh as video goes viral

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Bargarh, June 8, 2018: A middle-aged woman was arrested on
charge of assaulting her septuagenarian mother-in-law after a quarrel over family
The arrest was made after a video clipping of the crime went
viral on the social media on Thursday.
The accused woman identified as Balamati Sahu and wife of one
Parsuram Sahu, a Government employee was arrested by the Bargarh police as the video
went viral in which she was seen dragging, abusing and thrashing her mother-in-law
in full public view in village road in Talpali village under Gaisilat block in
the district.
Ironically, none of the neighbours who watched the incident
came to the rescue of the elderly woman.
This incident captured and uploaded on social media by a
person who watched the inhuman act.
In the video clipping, the accused could be seen repeatedly
pulling the hair and hand of the victim and dragging her in the village road.
Social media users condemned the act, with many terming it
“inhuman” and demanding immediate and exemplary punishment to the
The police registered a case suo moto and arrested the
accused, identified as Balamati Sahu.
Sources said she was produced in a local court.

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