In a horrifying incident, a woman was caught beating her elderly mother-in-law on camera in Niwaz Nagar village of Haryana’s Mahendragarh district.
The incident was recorded on camera by a girl from the neighbourhood, a video of which later went viral.
In the video, the elderly woman, Chand Bai, visibly in pain, seems defenseless before her daughter-in-law Kanta Bai’s continuous attacks.
The video caused an uproar online and also caught Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s attention.
“This is deplorable and condemnable, such behavior should not be tolerated in civilised society. A case has been registered and the accused has been arrested,” he said on Twitter.
The neighbour, a Delhi University student who shot the incident on phone, said that she was shocked to see the daughter-in-law’s behaviour.
After the incident was widely condemned online, the police reached the family’s home in Niwaz Nagar village and took her for a medical check-up.
The daughter-in-law, who ran away from the village, was later arrested.
Chand Bai’s husband was with the Border Security Force. She gets pension from the government after her husband’s death, the police said.
Kanta Devi was arrested this morning and has been charged for criminal intimidation and voluntarily causing hurt.