In a horrific case, a 48-year-old woman and her newlywed 19-year-old daughter reportedly had their heads shaved, were beaten and paraded in a village in Vaishali, Bihar, as ‘punishment’ for resisting rape.
Bihar: Heads of a mother & daughter tonsured allegedly for resisting molestation in Bhagvanpur, Vaishali. SHO says,”Some men entered victims’ home & tried to molest the daughter, when victim resisted, a ward member Khurshid called a barber & shaved their heads. 2 people arrested” pic.twitter.com/uuWhGEr35n— ANI (@ANI) June 27, 2019
As per reports, a group of men, including local ward councillor Mohammad Khurshid, barged into the woman’s house with the intention of raping her daughter.
When the mother intervened, the group allegedly beat both of them and held a panchayat, where Khurshid ordered a barber to shave their heads.
According to ToI, the accused had been harassing the daughter for 19 months.
Currently, two people have been arrested, while further investigations are underway.