Woman thrashes freedom fighter mother in law, held after Haryana CM intervenes

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. (File Photo: IANS)

Chandigarh: A woman who was caught on camera thrashing mercilessly her freedom fighter mother-in-law was arrested, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Saturday.

A case has been registered and the accused has been arrested, the Chief Minister tweeted.

He tagged a video that depicts inhuman treatment meted out to the elderly fragile woman, a former member of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army (INA), who was lying on a cot in a courtyard.

“This is deplorable and condemnable, such behaviour should not be tolerated in civilised society,” Khattar wrote.

The Chief Minister’s reaction came when a video clip from Niwaj Nagar village in Narnaul subdivision of Mahendragarh district filmed by the victim’s neighbours went viral.

The old woman is recipient of Rs 30,000 government pension, claimed Rishi Bagree, who posted the video and tagged Khattar.

In another tweet, Bagree wrote that a teenager girl has shot the video.

Reacting to the horrid incident, Buddhist thinker Zenji Nio tweeted: “If she is a former member of the INA, she deserves to be honoured, not abused!”

“Kindly send me more info about her. I am planning to meet with political leaders in India. I will personally raise this matter with them,” he said while tagging Khattar in his post.