married mother-of-two from India
accused of cheating on her husband was
forced to breastfeed her younger lover in
public, according to police.
The 24-year-old woman, was also beaten
by a mob and then tonsured - a religious
practice of shaving someone’s head to
show shame or humility.
According to officers the mother had
been having an affair with a man in his
20s named Kamlesh, and decided to
elope with him to neighbouring province
days before the attack.
However her husband found her and
brought her back to the village on New
Year’s Eve, where she was taken in front
of council elders who ordered the
Villagers then carried out the orders
despite the husband objecting, saying he
was expecting a less severe sentence.
After the attack the woman called police,
and said she and her lover had been
beaten, had both been forced to shave
their heads, and later she was forced to
Officers from Alirajpur said they had
received a complaint about 11 people
from the village, had registered charges
against them, and made several arrests.