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All five men involved in the public flogging of women in Garo Hills have been arrested

All five men involved in the public flogging of women in Garo Hills have been arrested

Toera, June 26All five men involved in the public flogging of a woman at Lower Teksagre village under Damal Asim police station in Dadenggre were arrested by the West Garo Hills police on Wednesday evening.

While two of the attackers were arrested from Lower Teksragre village itself on Wednesday afternoon, three other men, who were part of the group that attacked the woman in the video, had fled their homes.

On Wednesday evening, the three men surrendered to police at the Jengjal police station and will be taken back to Tura to face trial.

On Wednesday, a video of a young woman being subjected to a medieval punishment-style public flogging went viral. At least four men were seen mercilessly raining blows on the woman, violently pulling her hair, continuously attacking her with bamboo sticks on her back, without showing remorse or compassion even as she cried and begged for the beating to stop.

The incident took place on Tuesday (June 25, 2024) but came to light when the video went viral on social media on Wednesday. It has provoked sharp reactions from the public, especially given the state’s high regard for women.