In-Laws Beat Woman With Hockey Sticks In India
An Indian woman has allegedly being beaten by her in-laws over a dowry dispute.
The victim, Meena Kashyap, had been beaten after giving birth to a girl who her husband’s family refused to accept.
The 35-year-old from Patiala, Punjab, was attacked as part of the dispute over her dowry of 700,000 (£8,300) rupees given by her parents to her husband’s family.
Footage shows her screaming and desperately trying to protect herself as she is hit with what appear to be hockey sticks by two men, believed to be her brother-in-law and his friend.
Her husband’s family had apparently found out she had previously made complains about them treating her with violence.
Her father told India’s ANI news agency: “We had complained about the issue last year itself but nothing was being done regarding that.
“They have been married for the past two years now and have a girl child. Their family asked for 700,000 rupees for dowry.”
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