Thane: In a shocking incident, a 19-year-old tribal woman was allegedly stripped and her head tonsured at a village in Maharashtra’s Thane for marrying outside her caste, the police said.
The woman, in her complaint filed at Padgha police station in Shahapur taluka of Thane district on Saturday, stated that her “in-laws stripped her, tonsured her head and also severely beat her up on August 30, as they were against her marriage with their son Yogesh Patil”.
The victim mentioned in her complaint that she came to Yogesh while working as a packer at a godown in Bhiwandi town of Thane district. Despite opposition from his family, she and Yogesh got married in May this year and were living at her parent's house in Pali village of Dabhade in Bhiwandi taluka.
On August 30, when the couple was on their way back to the woman’s house, Yogesh's family members forcibly took both of them to their home at Maide in Bhiwandi.
They tied the couple at the entrance of their home and then allegedly stripped the woman and tonsured her head, according to her police complaint.