A teenage couple from the remote village of Gujarat's Chhotaudepur district was brutally beaten up by five men on Monday, June 14, as they tried to run away together against the family's will, reported Hindustan Times.
The incident took place at Dhada village of Chhotaudepur district when the duo, both 19-year-old, had eloped together and hid in the nearby forest.
However, six people, including the girl's family members, traced them and brought them to the village under heavy protection. They made the couple stand before the villagers and thrashed them.
Following this, two of the six accused tied the boy to an electricity pole and repeatedly hid him with sticks. Later, one of the relatives brought the girl near the pole and beat her with a stick while the people stood still.
The attackers purportedly recorded the video of the incident and circulated it on social media platforms.
The incident came to the Rangpur police's attention after the clip went viral. The boy's grandfather lodged an FIR against the girl's family and the people involved in recording the incident. The department arrested three people, including the latter's father, brother, and a distant relative, on Wednesday, June 16.
The police are carrying out raids and searching for the three who are absconding.