The bone-chilling video has gone viral, and is sending across a very wrong message in the society.
Co-incidently the video has emerged at the time when the government talks about women empowerment and development and has been laying emphasis on women respect. But, this video where the sarpanch’s family is profusely abusing the widows raises the question on the system in the state.
This incident took place on May 15th, when the Panchayat family was constructing a drain in front of the widows; house and the height of drain became the bone of contention.
Objecting to this, the two widows argued with them to lower the height of the drain so it might not trouble them. This led to the dispute which resulted in manhandling of the women.
Sarpanch Mukesh and Sarpanch Devar Chandrabhan reached the spot and abused the two women and attacked them fiercely. The two widows; have also alleged that both before and after the incident, they informed the police, but no help came forth.
In his own defence Sarpanch Chandrabhan said that the women first tore his clothes which then led to the manhandling. After the video went viral, the police have now registered a case against the sarpanch’s family including four other people.
First Published: 19 May 2017 12:16 PM