Haryana Woman Caught on Cam Thrashing Aged Mother-in -Law; Held
Haryana Woman Caught on Cam Thrashing Aged Mother-in -Law; Held
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Haryana Woman Caught on Cam Thrashing Aged Mother-in -Law; Held

A woman was arrested in Chandigarh, on Saturday, 8 June, after she was caught on camera thrashing her 80-year-old mother-in-law.

The video which went viral was recorded on a mobile phone by the victim’s neighbour. The incident happened at the victim’s home in Niwaz Nagar village of Mahendragarh district's Narnaul.

Haryana Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar described the incident as "deplorable and condemnable", saying such behaviour should not be tolerated in a civilised society.

In a tweet on Saturday, Khattar informed that a case has been registered and the accused woman has been arrested.

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In the video, the victim identified as Chand Bai is seen sitting on a cot while her daughter-in-law Kanta Devi pushes her forcefully and pulls her hair.

"She (accused) could not take care of the old woman and considered her to be a burden. That is why she assaulted her," Narnaul Superintendent of Police Chander Mohan said over phone on Saturday.

A widow, Chand Bai's husband was an Assistant Sub Inspector in the Border Security Force. She gets pension from the government, police said.

Kanta Devi was arrested on Saturday morning and has been charged with Section 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the IPC, the SP said.

After recording the statement of the victim, police got her medically examined, a police officer said, adding that further investigations were underway.

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