Guwahati : 19 resident of a village in Assam have been arrested for stripping a woman and pushing in chilli powder into her private parts to “punish” her for allegedly selling illicit liquor.
The incident took place on 10 September and came to light after video on the attack went viral on social media on Friday.
Police identified the culprits from the clip and proceeded with arrest.
The cops probing the incident said, the villagers blamed the victim for selling hooch and indulging in “anti social” activities. The police have however, not been able to pin down the trigger to such violence.
The woman, a widow living with in-laws, had filed a case with Chief Judicial Magistrate court without naming her attackers. “Early that day, they broke into my house, stripped and beat me up,” she stated in her affidavit.