Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has condemned an incident from the state's Muktsar district in which brother of local Congress leader allegedly thrashed a woman after a fight over money. Drawing flak, the entire incident was caught on camera and the video went viral.
"Accused in the video from Muktsar have been arrested by @PunjabPoliceInd & booked for attempt to murder u/s 307 IPC," CM Captain Amarinder Singh tweeted while clearly stressing over the words 'no one is above the law and such acts of violence will not be tolerated'.
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.
(With inputs from agencies)