Tribal girl says she was stripped, tonsured for marrying outside caste

In a shocking incident, a 19-year-old tribal girl was allegedly stripped and her head tonsured by her in-laws at a village here for marrying outside her caste, police have said.

The girl, in her complaint lodged with the Padgha police station in Shahapur taluka of Thane district on Saturday, said her in-laws also beat her up severely on August 30 as they were against her marriage with their son Yogesh Patil. She met Yogesh while working at a godown in Bhiwandi town of Thane district.

The two married in May this year and were living at her parent’s house in Pali village of Dabhade in Bhiwandi taluka.

On August 30, Yogesh’s family members forcibly took them both to their home at Maide in Bhiwandi. They tied the couple and allegedly stripped the girl and tonsured her head. The complaint also said that one of Yogesh’s brother’s took their pictures on his mobile and threatened them.

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