Four people have been arrested after a video showed them tying a woman to a tree and beating her up in Rajasthan's Banswara district, police said on Saturday.
The woman's husband Mahavir and brother-in-law Kamlesh are among those arrested, Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kumar Meena said. He identified the two others as Manilal and Brajesh.
The woman was allegedly assaulted in Khamera police station area on July 25 after she was seen with some unidentified youths.
After the video went viral on social media, BJP leaders targeted the state government over the law and order situation.
Sharing the video, Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat tweeted, "Rajasthan's home department has set the goons free and they are roaming in forests like hungry wolves. It is necessary to investigate this video and take strong action against the culprits. But it is meaningless to have expectations from this government. We need to raise our voice!"
राजस्थान के गृह मंत्रालय ने गुंडे - बदमाशों को खुली छूट दी है जैसे जंगल में भूखे भेड़िए घूमते हैं। जरूरी है इस वीडियो की जांच और दोषियों के खिलाफ कड़ा संदेश देते हुए कार्रवाई...— Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (@gssjodhpur) July 30, 2022
लेकिन भेड़ियों की संरक्षक इस सरकार से उम्मीद बेमानी है। आवाज हमें ही उठानी होगी!#Rajasthan pic.twitter.com/oRq0rJHHFa