Agartala: A local court today sent four women of the five accused, including two elected members of local panchayat from ruling BJP, to five days jail for assaulting a middle aged woman in full public glare at Dighalia Krishna Colony of Northern part of Agartala on November 21.
The court granted bail to accused Babita Ghosh (22) on the grounds of having a small child and all other accused ladies belong to the same family – Sabita Ghosh (50), Gouri Ghosh (40), Jhuma Ghosh (32) and Rumpa Ghosh (30) were sent to jail custody till Nov 28 next.
Allegedly, the victim had gone to one of her relatives and suddenly the accused attacked accusing her of having extra marital affairs with one Sanatan Bin, the husband of accused Rumpa.
She was assaulted badly after beating her with an electric pole in full public glare but none came to rescue.
About after an hour, the victim’s daughter recovered her in unconscious condition and shifted her to hospital.
A day after the incident, the victim’s family registered an FIR and police arrested five accused based on a video clip of the inhuman incident posted on social media platforms.
The victim used to work as a mason in construction sites and allegedly she developed an illicit relationship with the husband of the prime accused Rumpa Ghosh.