"Soon, her husband and her daughter too joined in."
An Indian woman, who resides in Bengaluru, filed a police complaint against her brother-in-law and his family after she was beaten and stripped on a road.
The victim was hit with slippers and stones were thrown at her by the man’s family.
They also attempted to stab her with a knife which resulted in the victim suffering a facial injury.
After filing the complaint, the unnamed victim demanded action against Satish and Pramila.
The woman is a mother of two and is a widow. Her husband, Shivakumar, passed away in January 2019. Since then, the woman and her children have been living in Banaswadi with her in-laws.
On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, the woman’s sister-in-law, Pramila got into a heated argument with her and accused her of being a prostitute.
Pramila told her to leave the house as she was unemployed. She became violent and allegedly threw slippers and stones at the victim.
The victim went to lodge a police complaint, however, they advised her to file a complaint on Thursday, April 4, 2019. The woman’s ordeal escalated after her in-laws discovered that she had gone to the police.
After leaving the police station, the victim and her daughter went to run several errands and returned home at approximately 11 pm.
However, when she returned, the victim was beaten and stripped near the house in the middle of a road.
In her statement, the woman narrated her ordeal, she said:
“I was parking my bike when Pramila came out with a knife all of a sudden and picked up a fight with me for approaching the police.
“Soon, her husband and her daughter too joined in. They pulled me, harassed me and stabbed me with the knife on my face.
“They removed my clothes while their daughter hit me on my head with a stone.”
“My brother-in-law removed my T-shirt and I couldn’t escape till my brother returned home.”
The victim also alleged that her daughter was hit by their daughter for recording the incident on a mobile phone.
Following the assault, the woman was too scared to go back to the house and instead went to Banaswadi police station seeking protection.
She filed a formal written complaint against her brother-in-law and his family for abusing and harassing her and her children.
Police officers arrested Satish where he has been remanded in custody.