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Odisha woman arrested for thrashing mother-in-law in Bargarh as video goes viral

Bargarh, June 8, 2018: A middle-aged woman was arrested on charge of assaulting her septuagenarian mother-in-law after a quarrel over family issue.

The arrest was made after a video clipping of the crime went viral on the social media on Thursday.

The accused woman identified as Balamati Sahu and wife of one Parsuram Sahu, a Government employee was arrested by the Bargarh police as the video went viral in which she was seen dragging, abusing and thrashing her mother-in-law in full public view in village road in Talpali village under Gaisilat block in the district.

Ironically, none of the neighbours who watched the incident came to the rescue of the elderly woman.

This incident captured and uploaded on social media by a person who watched the inhuman act.

In the video clipping, the accused could be seen repeatedly pulling the hair and hand of the victim and dragging her in the village road.

Social media users condemned the act, with many terming it "inhuman" and demanding immediate and exemplary punishment to the accused.

The police registered a case suo moto and arrested the accused, identified as Balamati Sahu.
Sources said she was produced in a local court.

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