Jodhpur: First, they beat her so badly that she fainted. Then, as she lay unconscious, the young woman’s body was marked with seven tattoos in different parts, each an abuse. One of the tattoos – on her forehead – reads “My father is a thief”.
According to a police case filed by her parents in Rajasthan, the culprits are allegedly the woman’s in-laws, who were upset that she was not accompanied by the Rs. 51,000 they had demanded as dowry at the wedding last year.
Her parents claim that last month, the woman’s in-laws gave her a drink laced with sedatives, took her from her village in Alwar to an unidentified location where they had her branded.