The brother of local Congress leader in Punjab's Muktsar allegedly thrashed a woman after a fight over money, the police said.
Muktsar Municipal Corporation councillor Rakesh Chaudhary's brother and his aides dragged the woman out of her house and had beat her up with belts and sticks.
The incident came to fore after a video went viral on social media. In the video, the accused and his aides can be seen thrashing and abusing the woman on a road. When another woman comes to her rescue, they start thrashing her too.
The woman has been admitted to a hospital. Her condition is said to be critical.
"This is an extremely unfortunate incident. We will push for severe punishment for the accused," Senior Superintendent of Police Manjeet Dhesi said. The police said that it will take strict action against the accused and their association with any political party will not affect the investigation.
Earlier on June 08, 2019, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has condemned an incident from the state's Niwaj Nagar Village of Mahendragarh district where an elderly woman was brutally thrashed by her daughter in law. Drawing flak, the entire incident was caught on camera and the video went viral.
"This is deplorable and condemnable, such behavior should not be tolerated in civilised society," CM Khattar tweeted along with the video of the incident.