AGARTALA, Sept 27 - A 40-year-old woman was beaten up in public and forced to wear a garland of shoes by a group of people for allegedly having an extramarital affair with a married man in Gomati district, the police said today. The woman, a mother of two, alleged that a group of women and men forcibly picked her up from a paddy field on Wednesday and tied her to a tree and beat her in public, sprayed ink on her face and forced her to wear a garland of shoes, the police said.
After receiving information about the incident, a police team rushed to Purba Rangamati village and found the woman unconscious and took her to a local hospital. A case was registered at the Birganj Police Station, the police said.
The Amarpur Sub Divisional Police Office said one woman was arrested in connection with the incident.
However, villagers alleged that the woman had an extramarital affair with a man and they were found in a compromising position by the man�s wife about two weeks ago. The man had a heated altercation with his wife and was reported to have severely beaten her, who was admitted to the Amarpur subdivisional hospital, the police said quoting the villagers. The man�s wife succumbed to her injuries in the hospital on Wednesday. � PTI