In a gruesome incident, a woman was allegedly tied from a tree and beaten up on the orders of a panchayat in a village in Muzzaffarnagar over an 'illicit relationship' with her brother-in-law's son, police said on Friday.
The incident happened on Thursday in Toda village under Ratenpuri police station in the district and came to light after a purported video of the 'punishment' went viral on the social media, Circle Officer Hariram Yadav said.
A case has been registered against eight people and three accused were arrested, he said, adding the woman has been sent for medical examination.
According to a complaint lodged by the victim's husband, the woman was tied from a tree and beaten over her alleged relationship with his brother's son, police said.
The panchayat was called on the allegations levelled by the in-laws of his brother's son, whose wife had left him and leaving with her parents due to the alleged relationship.
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