TNN | Dec 23, 2012, 12.29 AM IST
On Thursday, eight youths of the village tied the woman to a tree and assaulted her. Two women were also part of this gang.
The victim alleged that her husband instigated the youths to outrage her modesty because she had refused to bring money from her parents. Police said the victim got married to Samir Kar 9 years ago and they have a 3-year-old daughter.
A local court on Saturday sent seven accused of the incident to 15 days judicial custody and asked police to arrest the main accused – the husband of the victim.
“I was tortured by my husband and in-laws for dowry. I brought more than Rs 2 lakh from my parents over the years. After I gave birth to a girl, the atrocities increased as they didn’t want a girl child,” the victim told police.
She said she had been objecting to the atrocities of late which made her husband angry and he masterminded this heinous plan to outrage her modesty. Based on the victim’s complaint, police immediately swung into action and arrested seven of them. Three more accused – Samir and two other women – are still absconding.
Crime against women in Tripura is escalating over the years. On an average, 19 women are being raped and at least 10 brides get killed in the state every month. At least one rape case is reported in every two days in Tripura.