Woman paraded naked on donkey on orders of Indian "Kangaroo Court"


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A 50-year-old woman in Rajasthan was allegedly paraded naked on a donkey on the orders of a self-styled village court that decided that she was guilty of killing her husband’s cousin. Villagers reportedly chopped off her hair, blackened her face and stripped her as she kept pleading that she was innocent.

The incident had taken place in Rajsamand in south Rajasthan, where most villages defer to community councils or panchayats that are kangaroo courts with no legal status.

The woman’s sister-in-law had reportedly told the panchayat that her husband, who died on November 2, was murdered by her. The group pronounced the woman guilty, thrashed her with sticks and ordered her public humiliation.

Thirty-Nine (39) people, including nine from the woman’s family, have been arrested after the woman’s husband and son reported the incident to the police.

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