Woman humilitated in Himachal for deserting husband

August 17th, 2008 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, Aug 17 (IANS) A married woman’s face was blackened, shoes hung around her neck and then paraded through her village in Himachal Pradesh as she had deserted her husband to live with another man, the police said Sunday. The incident occurred Saturday near Palampur town, 250 km from here.

A few months ago, Veena deserted her husband and started living with Ajit Kumar.

After Kumar’s death, she came back to her husband’s house at Matt village, Palampur’s deputy superintendent of police Dinesh Sharma told IANS.

When villagers came to know about her arrival, they got agitated. They allegedly thrashed her in full public view.

Later, they blackened her face, hung shoes around her neck and paraded her in the village. Cases have been registered against 20 people, mostly women, police said.

Security has been provided to Veena, said Sharma.

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